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Governor Beebe Declares Winter Weather State Of Emergency

State Inclement Weather Policy to remain in effect Wednesday

LITTLE ROCK - Governor Mike Beebe has declared a state of emergency to speed the response of state agencies to the ice storm continuing to have an impact on Arkansas. The declaration allows state agencies to more easily coordinate with the Arkansas Department of Emergency Management.

Beebe has also signed an emergency proclamation to assist in the movement of utility trucks to areas affected by the storm.

In addition, the Inclement Weather Policy for state government in the Little Rock area will remain in effect for Wednesday. For now, State offices are scheduled to again open two hours late. The situation will be reassessed in the morning once the full impact of tonight's weather is known.