REGION 8 (KAIT) -- On Thursday morning slushy ice on Highway 63 caused at least two cars to slide off the road and those drivers are not alone.
"About 8:30 this morning there were a couple of cars in the ditch between Tuckerman and Newport," said Greg Hembrey.
By late morning that slush had changed over to water, something Jackson County Sheriff David Lucas said he's grateful for.
"The higher ground temperature has really prevented a lot of the roads from getting iced over," said Lucas.
Sheriff Lucas said bridges and overpasses are his biggest concern for drivers. In Poinsett County their concern are roads off the beaten path.
"The biggest problem is the county roads, rural roads. When you have these wet freezing conditions they get softer and begin to fall through on you," said Poinsett County Judge Charles Nix.