Winter Weather Causes Wrecks in Washington County


In Washington County, people saw their fair share of snow earlier Saturday, January 19, that caused some accidents on the roads.

For drivers, the weather was tricky Saturday afternoon. Some roads looked fine to drive on, others were iced over causing multiple wrecks in some busy areas in downtown Fayetteville.
“It slapped us in the face today,” said student Jerric Goldman.

“I’ve already seen like three accidents,” said driver Donnie Sceearce.

The snow lasted for hours in much of Northwest Arkansas, sparing highways while causing wrecks on Dickson and Maple Streets.

“We did have to turn around to avoid some areas,” said local mom Stareiss Leder.

A few cars even managed to get stuck in the middle of the road on Maple Street. 

“There were five or six cars on this uphill part that were completely frozen in,” said student Riley Dougan.

Luckily for drivers near the University Arkansas campus, a few good Samaritans showed up to help cars get free from the ice.

“As soon as we got out of the house today [Saturday] we noticed the roads are pretty bad,” Dougan said. 

The helpers said once they realized what was happening at the intersection in front of them, they did all they could to lend a hand. 

“We pushed about five or six cars out,” Dougan said. 

After the winter weather Saturday, many people said they plan on staying away from any slick situations.

“Going to do my best to stay inside, If you can help it don’t go out … or stick to main roads,” Dougan said. 

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