Ice Ice Go away!

By
Real Estate Agent with Realty Professionals, Inc.

I am located about an hour north of Little Rock, Arkansas.  We were at the edge of the ice storm that hit Arkansas the last couple of days.  My daughter had to go to school both days and schools all around us were closing.  We did not get hit that bad.

I had to drive to a foreclosure property that was having rehab done to it and needed to take pictures of the work that was completed.  The property is about 25 miles west of Searcy and you could see a big difference in the weather and conditions there.  The roads had spot ice and I have included some pictures to show the rest.  I had to drive down a gravel road and the roads were frozen over with accumulated ice where there were culverts under the road.

It is suppose to thaw out today and everything back to normal, at least for us.  Northern Arkansas was hit real bad.  I have two children at ASU in Jonesboro and my son had electricity and my daughter lives in the dorms and their electricity was out until about noon Wednesday.

Larry DeGroat, Searcy, Arkansas 72143    Larry DeGroat, Searcy, Arkansas 72143

Larry DeGroat, Searcy, Arkansas 72143    Larry DeGroat, Searcy, Arkansas 72143  

Larry DeGroat, Searcy, Akransas 72143

I am a Realtor in Searcy, Arkansas and I sell new homes, existing homes, commercial property, farms and land as well as manage and own rental properties. If you are looking for real estate for an investment or a home, I will be glad to assist you! You can call my personal cell number at 501-278-7659 or e-mail me at Larry@Searcy4Sale.com. Visit my website at http://www.searcy4sale.com

Comments (11)

Mark Watterson
Salt Lake City, UT
Utah Real Estate

I'm personally ready for spring.... We have had more snow that normal.  We do need the moisture but snow in the mountain and rain in the valleys covers it.....

Jan 28, 2009 11:44 PM
Connie Goodrich
Keller Williams Realty - McKinney, TX
CRS ABR (McKinney Realtor)Texas

Burr ... looks really bad.  Got lightly touched in N. Texas area but it was enough to shut schools down for the day.  You know how Texans are, can't handle the snow and ice well.  Thanks for sharing the photos!

Jan 28, 2009 11:49 PM
Charlie Ragonesi
AllMountainRealty.com - Big Canoe, GA
Homes - Big Canoe, Jasper, North Georgia Pros

Those are really great pictures. But they do come at a cost as you have noted in your blog. Stay warm and off the roads

Jan 28, 2009 11:56 PM
Gary L. Waters Broker Associate, Bucci Realty
Bucci Realty, Inc. - Melbourne, FL
Eighteen Years Experience in Brevard County

Looks cold..went out to walk the dog in my shorts and t-shirt this morning...will be in the 50s though..getting cold!

Jan 28, 2009 11:57 PM
Jim Crawford
Maximum One Executive REALTORS® - Atlanta, GA
Jim Crawford Atlanta Best Listing Agents & REALTOR

I hate ice from when I lived up north.  We are fortunate to live in Atlanta where I've only witnessed 1 ice storm since 1992.

Jan 29, 2009 12:05 AM
Michael Setunsky
Woodbridge, VA
Your Commercial Real Estate Link to Northern VA

Larry, we got hit yesterday with an ice storm. Fortunately, we didn't lose power or have any major problems. This morning my driveway and subdivision is still iced up. It does make for nice photos though.

Jan 29, 2009 12:21 AM
Leslie R. Willis
RON NEFF REAL LIVING - Chillicothe, OH

I live in Ohio and we got slammed with snow and ice.  Some people were lucky enough to get "just" snow (about a foot)  in northern Ohio but unfortunately we got both.  We lost electric for 5 hours but it is now back on.  We were lucky in that regard because my dad lives a little further South than me and he is going on 24 hours without power and he sees no light at the end of the tunnel as he says "there are downed power lines everywhere....looks like he might be a week before he gets electric.

I feel sorry for anyone that had to venture out in this storm.

 

Leslie

Jan 29, 2009 12:24 AM
Larry DeGroat
Realty Professionals, Inc. - Searcy, AR
ABR, CRS, e-PRO, GRI in Searcy

Thanks for the comments!  Everyone try to stay warm.  Just think, every day we deal with winter, we are one day closer to spring. YES!

Jan 29, 2009 01:15 AM
Mary PAUL, ABR, CRS,GRI, e-PRO,
RE/MAX Advantage Realtors, Searcy, AR - Searcy, AR

Larry,

I am waiting for the 50 degree temp today, I don't think it will make it!

Jan 29, 2009 06:26 AM
Barbara S. Duncan
RE/MAX Advantage - Searcy, AR
GRI, e-PRO, Executive Broker, Searcy AR

We were lucky that we in Searcy didn't get hit harder!

Jan 29, 2009 11:38 AM
Donna Schoby
Liberty Bank of Arkansas - Bentonville, AR

I'm still without power. Have been told it could be several days. Thank goodness for my generator.

Jan 29, 2009 12:29 PM