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Arkansas Highways Pretreated Before Snow Thursday

Morning commuters were met with a dusting of snow Thursday, and while it's nothing like how it was a few weeks ago and the state was prepared.

Morning commuters were met with a dusting of snow Thursday, and while it's nothing like how it was a few weeks ago and the state was prepared.

The Arkansas State Highway and Transportation Department readied the roadways Wednesday night by spreading a brine solution to keep snow from sticking.

The state police reported three accidents Thursday and Corp. Lori Whillock believes the chemical did its job in keeping streets safe.

"I believe it probably did, I mean it definitely isn't going to hurt it at all. It's nice to have any kind of pretreatment you can put on the highways and especially with the bridges and overpasses and the hills and that's the main thing. As long as we have that, the pretreatment has got to help some so we're happy with that and they did a great job on it last night," Whillock said.

Even with a dry snow, Whillock warns it can still be slick so continue to use caution on the roads.

Plus, just because the main highways like I-540 are treated, doesn't mean all side roads are.



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