Arkansas Road Readiness for Winter Weather


Both the Arkansas Department Of Transportation and Benton County Officials said they have been working to prepare the roads for the possible coming weather.

Bridges, overpasses and highways have been pre-treated in some places as a way to create a barrier between the pavement and any precipitation we might see– making it easier to clear out the snow if it comes.

The road departments both for the state and Benton County are splitting into two 12 hour shifts to ensure there will be 24 hour coverage on the roads.

However while the roads will be monitored officials said you should still take steps to stay safe.

“If you don’t have to get out, don’t. That’s the number 1 right there. We want to keep the road clear for our crews so we can get our work done and get the highways clear,” said Danny Straessle from the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

“Just make sure your windows are cracked if you’re off the road and can’t get out of where you’re at. Make sure your windows are cracked and leave your car running leave your heater on, keep warm, and someone will be by,” said Jay Fraiser from Benton County Road Department.

Be sure to download the NWA Weather Authority app to stay up to date on any weather changes in the area. 

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