Bridges, overpasses ‘slick’ following morning snow

Bryan's 6:30 forecast

JONESBORO, Ark. (KAIT) - While much of Northeast Arkansas received just a little snow and sleet Wednesday morning, it was enough to cause traffic troubles.

As of 11:30 a.m., the Paragould Police Department bridges and overpasses in the area had become slick, causing at least one crash on the U.S. Highway 412 Bypass.

The PPD urged motorists to use caution and reduce their speed.

**Bridges and Overpasses Becoming Slick** As the precipitation continues to fall, bridges and overpasses are becoming...

Posted by Paragould Police Department on Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Minus the frigid temperatures, Old Man Winter has been very reluctant to show his might in Region 8 this winter.

But that all changed Wednesday morning for parts of Northeast Arkansas and Southeast Missouri.

Just before 7 a.m., snow began falling on our western counties.

Snow already falling in western Region 8

While Mountain Home was receiving snow, Meteorologist Zach Holder reported sleet and graupel in Ash Flat where he was out live with the Stormtracker.

By the time the sun came up, viewers all across north Arkansas began sharing images and video of the snow coming down in their hometowns:

Just before 9 a.m., snow and sleet reached Jonesboro:

The National Weather Service in Little Rock has issued a Winter Weather Advisory from midnight until 9 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 27, for Fulton, Independence, Lawrence, Randolph, and Sharp counties in Arkansas.

Shortly after 9 a.m., the Arkansas Department of Transportation reported snow and slush covered several bridges and highways in northern Arkansas.

Meteorologist Bryan McCormick says the light snowfall may also create slick spots on bridges and overpasses.

Despite the threat of slick roads, Chief Meteorologist Ryan Vaughan said the chance of the snow melting in a few hours was very likely.

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