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Accidents in Icy Road Conditions Slow Morning Commute

Traffic backs up for miles on central Arkansas interstates.
The bus came to a rest along side a house near 32nd & Pulaski in Little Rock.
The bus came to a rest along side a house near 32nd & Pulaski in Little Rock.
Update (10:35 a.m.):
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Traffic problems from the morning rush hour in central Arkansas are lingering.

As of 10:30 this morning, many areas were back to normal but traffic was still slow on I-30 from Saline County into Little Rock, on I-430 (especially at the river bridge), on I-530 (especially in construction area) and on Maumelle Blvd. in north Pulaski County.

Original story (8:05 a.m.):
LITTLE ROCK, AR - A number of accidents in icy road conditions Tuesday morning have slowed the morning commute to a crawl in many areas of central Arkansas.

Arkansas State Police were working accidents at the I-430/630 merge, on I-30 just west of Benton (several accidents reported in this area), on I-40 near Prothro Junction, and on I-440 near Faulkner Lake Road. Traffic on I-530 was also backed up, where bridges were reported to be ice covered.

Traffic on Hwy. 67/167 from Cabot to Jacksonville was reported backed up by an icy bridge near the LRAFB exit.

Problems were also reported along Highway 70 in Saline County.

In Little Rock, a school bus nearly drove into a house near 32nd and Pulaski after hitting a patch of ice. The bus just missed a tree and the house. The bus driver and the students on board were not hurt.

The National Weather Service says light precipitation fell across Arkansas last night as well as some melting of ice before temperatures dropped overnight and created the icy conditions.



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