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Slick conditions, wrecks reported across county

Posted: January 8, 2014 - 2:06pm

As a wintry mix fell in Faulkner County, the sheriff’s office and Conway Police Department have been working various accidents caused by slick road conditions.

Faulkner County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Matt Rice said deputies responded to four wrecks in a two-hour time span Wednesday afternoon. According to the sheriff’s office, the wrecks were reported at Arkansas 365 near Sidebottom Road and Sturgis Road near Scenic Hill Road. Rice said deputies also responded to two wrecks on Arkansas 65 in the Cadron flats.

So far, Rice said the problem areas have been overpasses or bridges in the county.

Conway police spokesperson La Tresha Woodruff said officers responded to a couple minor wrecks, caused by slick spots, on U.S. 64.

“People need to be extremely careful there and on hilly areas like Salem Road, between U.S. 64 and Meadowlake Road,” Woodruff said in an email. “It tends to get pretty slick there.”

County road foreman Glen Willhite said crews are currently monitoring the road conditions, and will treat any bad spots during breaks in the weather.

“We’ll be on top of it,” he said.

Willhite said all steep hills, from Greenbrier to Mayflower, should be avoided as weather conditions worsen.

“There are about 15 bad spots that we try and get to first,” he said.

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