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Police, Fire report no injuries related to icy roads

Posted: December 7, 2013 - 7:42pm
COURTNEY SPRADLIN STAFF PHOTO  Cars make their way down Caldwell Street in downtown Conway on Friday. Find more weather related photos online at thecabin.net.
COURTNEY SPRADLIN STAFF PHOTO Cars make their way down Caldwell Street in downtown Conway on Friday. Find more weather related photos online at thecabin.net.

The Conway Police and Fire Departments have responded to no accidents with personal injury through this weekend’s wintry weather.

According to CPD Patrol Officers, accidents due to road conditions have been minimal thus far as not many people got out, and the ones who did took it easy, said LaTresha Woodruff, public information officer for the CPD.

Mike Winter, assistant fire chief for the Conway Fire Department, said the department’s call volume has been down, and the fire trucks haven’t had to go out on the icy roads very much.

“As of [Saturday] from noon until 9 this morning, we hadn’t responded to any personal injury accidents,” he said.

With the arrival of freezing rain that has been anticipated in Faulkner County, there was also an excellent example of city entities working together to create a plan for severe weather.

The Conway Fire Department, Police department, street department, Parks & Rec, city officials along with Conway Corp and the Red Cross all worked together to try to minimize the impact this ice/sleet event would have on our community, Woodruff said.

The CPD is encouraging anyone who gets out today to exercise caution.

“The city’s street department did an excellent job of attending to the main roads, but please be mindful we are not in the clear yet, there are still ice patches in some areas and many of the side streets are still pretty slick,” Woodruff said.

At this time Salem Road from Meadowlake to Old Morrilton also known as Highway 64 remains closed. It is expected to open sometime Sunday morning.

Woodruff said the CPD decided to close the road because it is a very hilly road, steep in some areas, and with icy conditions it is not safe for motorists.

(Staff writer Michelle Corbet can be reached by email at michelle.corbet@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1215. To comment on this and other stories in the Log Cabin, log on to www.thecabin.net. Send us your news at www.thecabin.net/submit)

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