Little Rock has apparently been spared problems, but freezing rain to the north around Beebe and Searcy, among others, has been another matter. Cars, trucks, a school bus and — in the photo above — a Highway Department salt spreader have been victims to a sudden sheet of glare ice.

UPDATE: Rogers police say a 17-year-old died, but two others escaped after a vehicle slipped off an icy road into Lake Atalanta.