Channel 7 News

January 10, 2011 by USA Post 

Channel 7 News, Arkansas State Police report on road conditions statewide: Arkansas State Troopers began to receive their first calls for sleet and snow begins to cover the southern and southwestern Arkansas roads since 8:30 this morning (Sunday, January 9th).

Throughout the day the snow and ice continued to move north covering most of the roads and making driving conditions dangerous as far north as the Scott County.

In central Arkansas, particularly the Greater Little Rock area, Troopers are reporting hazardous conditions of snow, sleet and ice covering the roads. More than two dozen traffic accidents were reported on U.S. and state roads in Pulaski, Saline, Faulkner and Lonoke counties of 4 PM today. Expectations were for the number of accidents increase as temperatures fall and snow continues to fall throughout the evening.

By late afternoon the weather had deteriorated the I-40 Bridge on the White River to become skillful and dangerous. Westbound traffic along I-40 west of the bridge had slowed this afternoon because of several crashes.

Traffic along I-30 west of Saline County in Hot Spring and Clark counties is moving slowly due to multiple weather related accidents. State police in this area, the traffic may be blocked for several hours while salvage crews remove wrecked vehicles from the highway median and shoulders. The State Police encourages drivers to avoid travel in this evening of snow in most areas of the state.

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