Cold weather coming, another test for road crews - KAIT-Jonesboro, AR-News, weather, sports

Cold weather coming, another test for road crews

Posted: Updated:
  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Teacher accused of sending sex videos of self to students

    Teacher accused of sending sex videos of self to students

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 10:45 PM EDT2014-04-16 02:45:51 GMT
    A Cleveland County middle school teacher turned herself in to police on Tuesday after she reportedly sent sexual videos of herself to a student.
    A Cleveland County middle school teacher turned herself in to police on Tuesday after she reportedly sent sexual videos of herself to a student.
  • 'Operation Spring Fling' nets 17 suspects

    'Operation Spring Fling' nets 17 suspects

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 1:06 PM EDT2014-04-09 17:06:57 GMT
    SIKESTON, MO (KAIT) – Officers from several Bootheel Missouri law enforcement agencies did a little spring cleaning early Wednesday morning. The Sikeston Department of Public Safety met with numerous
    Officers from several Bootheel Missouri law enforcement agencies did a little spring cleaning early Wednesday morning.

     
  • Warrant issued for arrest of Paragould OBGYN

    Warrant issued for arrest of Paragould OBGYN

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 11:57 PM EDT2014-04-16 03:57:27 GMT
    An arrest warrant was issued for a longtime Greene County doctor, accused of felony voyeurism. Dr. Paul Becton, 68, of Paragould will be charged with five counts of voyeurism.
    An arrest warrant was issued for a long time Greene County doctor, accused of felony voyeurism, a class D felony. According to Second Judicial District Prosecuting Attorney Scott Ellington, Dr. Paul Becton, 68, of Paragould will be charged with five counts of voyeurism.

PARAGOULD, AR (KAIT)- With cold weather in the forecast for this weekend, the Arkansas Highway Department is gearing up for snow covered road conditions.

"We have learned some things, we probably think that we are better organized and got a better organized plan," said District Engineer Walter McMillan.

McMillan said they are re-stocking all their supplies and preparing their trucks for the snow.

"Today we are putting our ploughs and spreaders back on our trucks to get ready," he said. "We already re-stocked our chemical supplies and salt supplies and sand supplies from the ice storm."

On Saturday night McMillan said they will call in road crews to prep some of the bridges. His said this storm is projected to be mild compared to the winter storm.  

"It appears this one is going to be more snow when the last one was more freezing rain," McMillan explained. "Clearing the roads of snow is much easier to accomplish."

"If you get to it before it gets packed down then you can pretty well push it off," he said. 

But there is one thing this storm will have in common with the ice storm.

"It's going to be extremely cold afterwards, probably colder this time than it was the last time," McMillan said.

McMillan advises drivers to take their time this weekend and allow extra time on the road.

Copyright 2014 KAIT. All rights reserved.

Powered by WorldNow

472 Craighead Co. 766
Jonesboro, AR 72401
(870) 931-8888

FCC Public File
publicfile@kait8.com
(870) 336-1816
EEO Report
Closed Captioning

All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Worldnow and KAIT. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.