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Posted on: February 10, 2021

[ARCHIVED] City Offices to Close at Noon

Warning sign that reads Bad Weather Ahead and words Jonesboro Arkansas below

City of Jonesboro business offices will close at noon today because of the inclement weather.
Mayor Harold Copenhaver asks residents to use extreme caution and travel only when necessary. If you must get out, emergency responders have issue warning to motorists about black ice, and road conditions will continue to deteriorate.
“Thank you to our essential workers, who have been going around the clock already in preparation and response for the residents of Jonesboro,” Copenhaver said. “We as residents need to stay safe, and in the event of downed power lines, do not approach, but call 9-1-1.”
Salvation Army has capacity for those in need of shelter or resources to stay warm.
Police Chief Rick Elliott said City emergency personnel responded to 92 overnight calls, but no serious injuries were reported. CWL reported no outages.
Fire Chief Kevin Miller warned that the second wave, coming today, is a bigger concern than last night’s weather. He reminds residents that temperatures are still dropping and to use caution with space heaters and fireplaces.
E9-1-1 Director Jeff Presley said he appreciated the lack of non-emergency calls Monday night and reminds residents that the 9-1-1 number is for emergencies only.
Street Department trucks are spraying de-icing chemicals, and ArDOT is clearing highways. But officials warn about the dangers of getting and ask motorists to go slow.
“There is unseen danger, and people are driving way too fast,” Streets Director Steve Tippitt said Wednesday. “Please don’t tailgate and please slow down.”

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