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Travel Conditions Slowly Improving Saturday

Travel remains dangerous Saturday across most of Central Arkansas following roughly 3 inches of snowfall Friday evening.
LITTLE ROCK, AR - Travel conditions were slowly improving Saturday afternoon after a nightmare traveling situation Friday evening that left some people stranded on area roads. 

As of 2:30 p.m. Saturday, slowdowns were reported on I-40 north of North Little Rock and on I-30 around the Arkadelphia area.  Outside of that, traffic was slow-going but moving.

Earlier Saturday, the city of Little Rock had to close some streets due to condition.  Since that time, crews have cleared them up and most roads were reopened.

Law enforcement responded to well over 150 accident and stranded motorist reports Friday after the snow led to slick spots.  As of Saturday morning, the state reported snow and ice remaining on most major Central Arkansas highways.

Officials continue to urge drivers to stay off the roads if possible.

"Any vehicle that was abandoned on the roadway and considered a traffic hazard will most likely be towed to open up the roadways for city crews to plow and treat the streets," wrote LRPD Lt. Sidney Allen in a statement Saturday morning. "There are no street closures in the city, however we are asking that citizens stay off of the roadways."

Before you head out, be sure to check the state road conditions map

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