Springdale city administrators have ordered more than 1,000 gallons of beet juice to combat the icy road conditions caused by the snow that fell on the area over the weekend.
In addition to the order out of Illinois for beet juice, which officials say aids in the plowing of the roads, city administrators have also ordered 50 tons of salt, which they expect to arrive in the area Wednesday.
“We are ready for the next round of freezing rain forecast for tonight into Tuesday,” public works director Sam Goade said Monday in a statement. “As always, we will have road crews working 24/7 until the streets are cleared.”
Goade said Springdale road crews spread material on local roadways Sunday night, following that up with spreader trucks Monday.
“The direct sunlight will begin to soften up our pretreated roadways later today and can continue plowing,” Goade said.