TEXARKANA — Roads in Texarkana remain dangerous after a second winter storm dumped several more inches of snow on the area early Wednesday.
A winter storm warning remains in effect until noon Thursday, according to the National Weather Service in Shreveport.
The forecast shows snow stopping in Texarkana about 6 p.m. Wednesday. Large snow flakes were still falling Wednesday afternoon.
Precipitation was primarily snow along and north of Interstate 30, with a mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain around the Interstate 20 corridor.
Total snow accumulations of up to 6 inches are forecast across Texarkana and Southwest Arkansas.
Temperatures in Texarkana reached about 21 degrees Wednesday afternoon and were estimated to climb to about 25 by Wednesday night.
Power outages are a risk in all areas, but especially where freezing rain will be predominant. Travel remains difficult in most of the region and any recent improvement was lost once the new event started.
"The roads in Texarkana are still slick," said Shawn Vaughn, spokesman for the Texarkana, Texas Police Department.
TxDOT Atlanta-District Spokesman Marcus Sandifer said snow plows are out on Interstate-30. Traffic is moving slow on I-30, though it is moving but people are still cautioned to stay home if possible.
"It's very bad but we are doing what we can. It's going to continue to be bad until the sun comes out and the temperatures go up," Sandifer said.
If anyone must travel, they keep an extra flashlight, food and water in their vehicle in case of an emergency