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Arkansas Roads Shown Up By 'Show Me' State

The line has been drawn, and this picture of the Arkansas/Missouri boarder has drivers picking sides.

The winter wonderland that is Northwest Arkansas isn't going anywhere. Though road crews have been working around the clock to make sure the streets are clear, our northern neighbor is showing us up.

The line has been drawn, and this picture of the Arkansas/Missouri boarder has drivers picking sides.

"I've gotten reports of where the state of Missouri, they had like 10 pieces of equipment between the state line to Joplin, I mean they just continually run non-stop. I just don't have that luxury," Terry Nalley, Superintendent for Benton County Road Department.

The phone in Nalley's office has been ringing off the hook since Thursday.

"Yeah, I've had email after email too, why are the 540 and those particular roads, that's the state jurisdiction," he said.

The social media mess is not Benton County's to clean up.

"I would liken it to the city police versus the sheriff's department, there are certain jurisdictions that they are allowed to do."

Being that I-540 is a state highway, the funding comes from the state, not the county, which goes for Missouri too.

"A lot of their money comes from a lot of different other places that the state of Arkansas and Benton County just doesn't have that access to," Nalley said.

Missouri is more accustomed to winter weather, giving crews there a leg up in the fight against the frost.

Nalley plans to learn from them once this storm blows over.

"I'm in communication with the state of Missouri to see what they have done a little different that we might be able to incorporate into Benton County," he said.

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