Dangerous Roads in Region 8 as Winter Weather Falls

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - Freezing rain and sleet are falling in Region 8 making roads hazardous this morning.  Jonesboro Police are asking drivers to stay off the roads this morning if possible.

Arkansas State Police are working a deadly accident on U.S. 63 near Trumann that may have been caused by the icy conditions.  ASP is also working an accident on the Highway 18 St. Francis River bridge east of Lake City.  Most bridges and overpasses are covered with ice, so use extra caution this morning if you must drive.  Temperatures are expected to rise above freezing in Arkansas after Noon today.  Drivers in Missouri need to take precautions for most of the day.

For a link to road conditions in Region 8, click here.

Region 8 News is tracking the winter weather all day at kait8.com and on your cell phone at region8togo.com.