7:30 AM Friday (December 6th):
Central Arkansas (Little Rock metropolitan area):
• Traffic is moving, only a few motor vehicle crashes attributed to inattentive driving across bridges or low-lying areas where moisture accumulated overnight. Travel only if absolutely necessary is being recommended.
Northwest Arkansas (Fort Smith and Fayetteville areas):
• Electric service crews are beginning to move through the Crawford County area along U.S. 71 where power lines have been down overnight. Low-lying tree limbs are also reported across U.S. 71 and 64. Roads are ice and snow covered. Travel is not recommended.
Traffic along I-540 is moving, however caution should be used. Traffic crashes, predominately slide-offs are common.
Highways across Washington, Benton and Madison counties are snow and ice covered. Travel is not recommended.
• Traffic along U.S. 270 west of Hot Springs is moving slowly due to ice. Some roads in Polk County are blocked by down trees and tree limbs. Travel is not recommended unless it’s an emergency.
North Central Arkansas:
• Most highways are slick with ice and snow. Travel is not recommended.
• Highways in Jackson and Independence counties are covered with ice. In the Craighead and Greene county areas, roads are beginning to be covered with ice. Traffic along I-55 in Mississippi County is experiencing several motor vehicle crashes.
• Rain in still falling in east Arkansas, however Troopers are reporting some bridges beginning to be ice covered.
• Travel is not impacted at this time. Rain is falling and is expected to turn to ice later today.