• Benton County will conduct interviews with the news media ahead of the winter storm and inform the public on the County’s preparations.

    Weather forecasts are calling for winter weather over the next few days, and the Benton County Emergency Management Agency wants citizens to be prepared.  The National Weather Service in Tulsa is forecasting freezing rain starting Wednesday morning that will gradually turn into sleet and change to snow overnight Thursday. Several inches of snow and significant ice accumulations are predicted from Wednesday through Friday. This snow and ice coupled with temperatures that are expected to stay below freezing can create power outages and hazardous road conditions.

    Due to this forecast, Benton County is preparing for all outcomes of winter weather. We will host a media availability for interviews at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, February 1st, 2022. The meeting will be held inside of the Quorum Court room on the 3rd floor of the Benton County Administration building, 215 E Central Ave, Bentonville.

    County Judge, Barry Moehring, Administrator of Public Services, Jay Frasier, Administrator of Public Safety, Robert McGowen, Director of Emergency Management, Michael Waddle, and the Benton County Sheriff’s Office will attend the media availability and answer questions about Benton County’s winter weather preparations.