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Jonesboro road crews preparing for ice and snow

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

Road crews in Jonesboro are prepping for the next round of winter weather Thursday night.

A few of the Jonesboro Public Works Facility’s nine snowplows hit the road early in the evening as drizzle started in the area.

Most of the crews were out at 5 a.m. Thursday and worked until early afternoon.

The workers went home to rest for a bit, but are back at it now.

They are focusing on the bridges and overpasses. Those are the first and primary areas of concern for the Jonesboro crews.

Jonesboro Street Superintendent Steve Tippitt told Region 8 News there is a reason they only tackle certain areas first.

“We don’t do the whole roads, we just do the intersections and the hills where people can stop or get started,” Tippitt said. “If it changes to snow we’ve got routes. We’ll do the major thoroughfares first. If you can get to a major road, then you can get into town.”

Tippitt said that while they mainly stick to the bridges here in town, they do help the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department with the overpasses also.

As for AHTD, they will have more than 40 crews out in District 10, which covers a majority of Region 8.

They will be shifting those crews around depending on who gets the most ice and sleet or snow.

They will also have help coming in from Little Rock.

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