Morning wrecks being worked in Jonesboro

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - E-911 Director Jeff Presley states a few road hazards and wrecks are being worked by Craighead County officials.

Traffic around the 5500 block of Krueger Drive will be slow as Joneboro police work a two vehicle accident there.

Presley says there is a stalled vehicle in the road on 4008 Auggie.  Jonesboro police are at the scene.

Also a accident is being worked by police at Kitchen Street near Richmond Street.  No injuries have been reported in that accident.

There is an overturned vehicle at County Road 900 east of Kathleen.  A Craighead County Sheriff's deputy was dispatched to the scene.

Another car was reported to be in the ditch at Woodsprings Road, west of Highway 63.

Use caution while traveling in those areas.

Here are some tips on traveling on icy roads from the E-911 Director:

Driving safely on icy roads

1.  Decrease your speed and leave yourself plenty of room to stop. You should allow at least three times more space than usual between you and the car in front of you.

2.  Brake gently to avoid skidding. If your wheels start to lock up, ease off the brake.

3.  Turn on your lights to increase your visibility to other motorists.

4.  Keep your lights and windshield clean.

5.  Use low gears to keep traction, especially on hills.

6.  Don't use cruise control or overdrive on icy roads.

7.  Be especially careful on bridges, overpasses and infrequently traveled roads, which will freeze first. Even at temperatures above freezing, if the conditions are wet, you might encounter ice in shady areas or on exposed roadways like bridges.

8.  Don't pass snow plows and sanding trucks. The drivers have limited visibility, and you're likely to find the road in front of them worse than the road behind.

9.  Don't assume your vehicle can handle all conditions. Even four-wheel and front-wheel drive vehicles can encounter trouble on winter roads.

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