Arkansas State University has had to close for the week, too, on account of intermittent power failures thanks to ice damage.

Ice photos from the Northeast welcome. max@arktimes.com

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Utilities briefed legislators and executive agencies today. Bad, in case you didn’t know. The Electric Co-op reports it has 7,000 poles down, far more than were downed in the cataclysmic ice storm of 2000.

Trivia: Arkansas may account for the first disaster declaration of the Obama presidency.

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