HOT SPRINGS, Ark. (KTHV) - About three miles East of Hot Springs, along Highway 70, roughly 10 vehicles sit stranded from overnight.
After an estimated one to three inches of snow fell rapidly Friday night, elevated spots on Highway 70 became very difficult to navigate. Snow plows cleared hilly terrain on the highway; as of mid day on Saturday packed snow remained on level portions. THV 11 counted between 20 and 30 vehicles stranded total from Hot Springs to I-30.
THV 11 spoke to some people stranded in Hot Springs who were not expecting this storm, but said they're making the most of their extra time in the city.
"I knew it was supposed to snow for a couple of hours, but I didn't expect this much; it's a lot of snow," said Michael Ferguson of Dewitt.
"[We're getting] pancakes; we might go bet on some ponies somewhere else. We'll have to watch it on TV, but cool," said Lewis Hess of Forrest City.