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Police Prepare for Slippery Streets

FAYETTEVILLE, AR--Northwest Arkansas is gearing up for the possibility of some precipitation and with freezing temperatures, police are doing their best to keep folks safe and prepared.

FAYETTEVILLE, AR--Northwest Arkansas is gearing up for the possibility of some precipitation and with freezing temperatures, police are doing their best to keep folks safe and prepared.

"We get a lot more wrecks... people having accidents."

With winter weather moving in, frosty road conditions are in the forecast.

"Everyone just needs to make sure they're watching the bridges and overpasses. The ice is going to start there first if we have any precipitation."

For folks spending the holiday season behind the wheel, Fayetteville police corporal, Mike Hammons, wants you to brace for brake lights.

"You want to give yourself extra travel time. If there's any kind of hazardous conditions, you've got to have that extra travel time so you're not getting in a hurry and risking your safety or other people's safety."

Just in case slick streets spin you into an unwelcome situation, an emergency stash will come in handy.

"Keep blankets, snacks, extra gloves, an extra hat, a coat... things that you would need if you were going to be outside so that if you do get stuck or stranded, you'll have that with you."

Thankfully the city is already taking action and preparing for the worst.

"If there's any kind of accumulation on the road, the city does a really good job at working with the police department and making sure that the roads are treated when hazardous conditions do arrive."

Corporal Hammons hopes folks take the time to put safety first.

"If you have plans to travel over the holiday and hazardous conditions do arise, you can always postpone your travel. Just be extremely careful.


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