Street department stays busy in cold weather - KAIT Jonesboro, AR - Region 8 News, weather, sports

Street department stays busy in cold weather

The Jonesboro Street Department works to help firefighters during cold weather. (Source: KAIT) The Jonesboro Street Department works to help firefighters during cold weather. (Source: KAIT)
JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) -

The cold temperatures have been difficult not only for area firefighters but also for employees of the Jonesboro Street Department. 

Employees have been on standby, working with salt and sand mixtures to de-ice roads. The roads were not iced over due to Mother Nature but due to water freezing on roads as firefighters battled the elements. 

Street director Steve Tippitt said the work not only helps firefighters get around in bad weather but also gets work completed in a safe manner. 

"We just like to be out of sight and out of mind to be there and help with what they need and go about doing our other work," Tippitt said. 

Tippitt said while it may cost a little more on overtime, the work in helping firefighters is worth it. 

Copyright 2018 KAIT. All rights reserved.

  • Region 8 News</span><a class="customMoreLink" href="/Global/category.asp?C=4391" target="_top">More >></a>Region 8 NewsMore>>

  • Two in custody after kidnapping of Faulkner Co. woman

    Two in custody after kidnapping of Faulkner Co. woman

    Monday, July 16 2018 11:13 PM EDT2018-07-17 03:13:40 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 9:26 AM EDT2018-07-17 13:26:14 GMT
    Tacori Mackrell (Source: Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)Tacori Mackrell (Source: Jefferson Co. Sheriff's Office via Vinelink)

    Faulkner County authorities arrested two people in connection with the kidnapping of a woman.

    Faulkner County authorities arrested two people in connection with the kidnapping of a woman.

  • Dog found in Beebe severely malnourished

    Dog found in Beebe severely malnourished

    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:21 AM EDT2018-07-17 12:21:10 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 8:42 AM EDT2018-07-17 12:42:49 GMT
    Lab mix found severely malnourished in Beebe park. (Source: KARK)Lab mix found severely malnourished in Beebe park. (Source: KARK)
    Lab mix found severely malnourished in Beebe park (Source: KARK)Lab mix found severely malnourished in Beebe park (Source: KARK)

    Beebe Animal Control said it worked one of the worst cases of neglect it's ever seen.

    Beebe Animal Control said it worked one of the worst cases of neglect it's ever seen.

  • breaking

    Sheriff's dept. searches for 3 armed, dangerous suspects

    Sheriff's dept. searches for 3 armed, dangerous suspects

    Monday, July 16 2018 10:54 PM EDT2018-07-17 02:54:47 GMT
    Tuesday, July 17 2018 6:30 AM EDT2018-07-17 10:30:06 GMT
    Joseph Bramblett and Michelle Bramblett (Source: Independence County Sheriff's Dept./Facebook)Joseph Bramblett and Michelle Bramblett (Source: Independence County Sheriff's Dept./Facebook)

    One person is in the hospital Monday night after a shooting in Independence County.

    One person is in the hospital Monday night after a shooting in Independence County.

Powered by Frankly