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Jackson County Snow Conditions

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JACKSON COUNTY, AR (KAIT) -One area of Region 8 that might see a good bit of snow is Jackson County.

I went over to see what kinds of issues were they battling with the second snow of the month. 

Part of the fun on any snow day is driving to the counties.

I wasn't even out of the Jonesboro city limits when I came across a young lady on Highway 349 getting pulled out of the ditch.

The State Trooper told me this was the first incident of the day that he had encountered.

Heading down 226 past Cash I paused at the county line to watch a mail  truck coming up a county road.

Neither rain nor snow keeps these guys from working.

As far as roads go, Highway 145 could have used a little TLC; but, it was still passable.

The Tuckerman Fire Department is always a busy place when the weather is bad.

Chief Wrotie Koller said actually it had been pretty quiet.

"1 report of a vehicle in the ditch and one medical call so far today." That's as of 10 a.m.

Tuckerman's Fire Department covers fire, rescue and ambulance.

Do they keep extra people on during inclement weather?

Koller, "Other than the duty firefighter that's here during the day we like to have 3 or 4 guys that hang around and help if we need them. We usually do that on events like this and it works out pretty good."

 Over all the roads in Jackson County weren't too bad, but the parking lots, They're a little messy. One snow removal expert told me it's a lot easier this time.

"Temperatures just a little bit warmer making it slushy. Last week it was real icy and I was having a hard time with this little tractor. "

At the Price Chopper in Newport Rusty Cheshier was scraping and shoving the slushy build up off the parking lot with his little Mitsubishi tractor. He said about six inches was about all it could handle.

"This is the first year I've done it. Hoping this is the last time I get to do it. Like last week I don't know exactly how many inches we had but a couple spots I had to hit it 2 or 3 times to get it moved."

Cleaning off a large parking lot with a small tractor takes a while.

"I've been working on it for a couple of hours now.You got to dodge traffic and that don't help."

Hopefully this is the last time this welder turned parking lot cleaner will have to scrape the snow.

 

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