ARKANSAS, USA — Governor Sarah Huckabee Sanders activated a winter weather support team from the National Guard to help support Arkansas State Police in Lowell.
The 5-person weather support team, consisting of one NCO and four Guardsmen from the 142nd Field Artillery Brigade, will help state police provide assistance to stranded motorists.
The activation will remain in place until road conditions improve and support is no longer needed.
The Arkansas National Guard is also prepared to provide additional support in northwest, central, and north-central parts of the state, as well as the Arkansas river valley region.
These teams will be composed of soldiers and airmen from the 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 87th Troop Command, 142nd Field Artillery Brigade, or the 189th Airlift Wing— depending on the ASP Troop that requires support.
While not authorized to recover privately owned or commercial vehicles, teams are permitted to recover first responder emergency vehicles if the need arises.