Snow blankets Region8, but few have trouble with morning commute

(Source: Misty Wells)
(Source: Misty Wells)

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Street crews were out on the roads early Friday morning trying to make sure Region 8 residents didn't end up in a ditch.

As unseasonable winter weather blew through the overnight hours, Alan Walter with the Highway Department reported the problems were minimal."It was nowhere near as bad as we expected," Walter said.

Crews were sent home around lunch time on Thursday and then began working in shifts around the clock starting around seven.

Many areas saw some snow that washed off the roads when rain moved in.

As Region 8 residents woke up to face the worst, many were pleased to discover it wasn't bad."I was expecting it to be a little bit worst," Mark Cummings said.  "It's not as slick as I thought it was going to be."

The worst hit areas were Lawrence and Randolph Counties.

Work with the Highway Department wrapped up in Greene, Mississippi, Poinsett, and Craighead Counties by around 7 o'clock Friday morning.

According to a dispatcher with E-911, there were fortunately no reported accidents from the wet roadways.

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