Central Arkansas was taken by surprise this holiday week when a major winter storm dumped close to a foot of snow in the area, leaving many without power and creating hazardous road conditions.

Keep a close watch on the weather and get all of the information you need before heading out the door with these resources:

Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department:

Road conditions- 1-800-245-1672

Mobile apps that can ease the stress of winter weather:

  • The Weather Channel app allows users to enter locations for a localized weather update and view animated radars and detailed hourly, daily and weekly forecasts.
  • If lost or stuck in snow, the Winter Survival Kit will determine your location and notify your friends and family. The app also features a gas calculator to show how long your car can run based on the amount of gas you have.
  • Users can get up in the morning early enough to scrape their car windows and make it to work on time with Winter Wake-Up. This alarm clock monitors overnight weather and rings earlier than usual based on the pre-set preferences of the user.
  • Local TV outlets also have mobile weather apps to keep you posted on conditions, including KTHV, KATV, and Fox 16.

You can also check out the latest weather conditions online at these local TV station sites: KTHV, KATV, Fox 16, KARK