An intense winter storm swept the U.S. the first week of February, dumping snow, sleet and freezing rain from Denver to Chicago. When the storm hit Northwest Arkansas Wednesday-Friday, as many as 10 inches of snow fell across the region, with about 6 inches falling in Fayetteville. Temperatures dipped into the low teens and did not pass above freezing until Saturday.

The wintry mix coated area roadways and made for treacherous, icy conditions, and some roads and highways were fully covered for days. The UofA, excluding certain essential services, was closed for three days, with classes canceled and Razorback Transit services shut down. Some students took full advantage of the snow-covered campus hills by breaking out makeshift sleds, while others holed up indoors to stay warm.

When the snow stopped and the sun came out, Traveler staff photographer Jordan Heath ventured out to capture the pristine winter wonderland into which Winter Storm Landon turned the UA campus.

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