How NWA Road Crews Prepared For Snow
With winter weather sweeping into Northwest Arkansas on Tuesday night, officials in Benton and Washington county said they were prepared for the winter weather and potentially slick surfaces.
Road crews in areas such as Benton County, Springdale and Fayetteville serviced their trucks Tuesday, making sure they could quickly be ready in case snow or sleet blanketed Northwest Arkansas roads.
Most local areas decided not to pre-treat the street surfaces, instead opting to call in road employees as needed who were on stand-by throughout the night, ready to drop sand and salt mixtures to break up any snow.
Sleet began falling in Springdale shortly before 9 p.m. on Tuesday night, while snow fell on Greenland and extended just south of Fayetteville at about 10 p.m.
The Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department was one of the few agencies choosing to pre-treat roads, as crews sprayed a de-icing liquid on highways, including Interstate 540.
See reporter Jocelyne Pruna’s coverage of winter weather in Springdale:
Jocelyne also spoke with Benton County road crews, who shared how they prepared for the possibility of snow: