Although road conditions improved for commuters during the day on Saturday, commuters across the River Valley are reporting slick, ice covered roads this morning, Sunday, December 8.
Heavy mist fell overnight covering the roadways and with temperatures dropping well below freezing, the moisture has created hazardous traveling conditions.
Johnson County authorities reported several accidents throughout the night and the Arkansas State Police have worked several accidents along I-40 throughout the night and early morning hours as well. Several accidents are being worked at this time.
According to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, I-40 remains to have ice patches both east and west of Russellville. Local commuters have stated that the areas of Hwy 247 and Hwy 7T were covered with ice at 7 a.m. this morning. The Russellville Police Department has responded to the area of Hwy 247 and South Frankfort, near PDQ, after several reports of cars leaving the roadway have been made. Othet law enforcement authorities have recently requested sand trucks on Hwy 164 due to the extremely hazardous conditions.
Residents are encouraged to not drive until road conditions improve, but if you must drive, please allow plenty of time between you and other vehicles, allow extra time to reach your destination and reduce your speed.