Ice patches made slick commute Thursday morning

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT) – Cold overnight temperatures refroze anything left on roads creating dangerous driving conditions Thursday morning.  Black ice or invisible ice was common across much of the area hit hard by the Christmas Blizzard.

Most of the roads across the central and northern sections of Arkansas had at least some ice patches along the roadways according to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation's website.

Jonesboro 911 Dispatch reports a number of slick spots on its streets.  They also advice being careful on sidewalks and parking lots.  The center reported a number of emergency callouts for falls by 7:30 AM Thursday.

Highway department crews will be out again this morning to scrape roads and spread sand where necessary.

If you must travel you need to take the necessary precautions and leave early and allow plenty of room between vehicles. It's also recommended motorists have their cell phones handy in case of emergency.  The best advice is to wait until later in the morning when the Sun has an opportunity to melt some of the ice and snow on the roads.

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