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    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - Both Arkansas State Police and the Highway and Transportation Department are saying the roadways are clear of accidents this morning. 

    Winter weather is crossing the state bringing snow, sleet and rain all day.

    Bill Sadler with Arkansas State Police says they have had a few cars slip and slide into ditches, but not a large area. State police says to be careful, leave plenty of distance between vehicles and drive slowly.

    Randy Ort with the AHTD says there are no reports of problem areas right now. They are seeing more accumulation on the highways in extreme west and southwest Arkansas.

    Ort says they are expecting it to get worse before it gets better, but they expect it to be short lived.

    Highway officials are urging people to put off travel until Tuesday. This time around, they were able to get out ahead of the winter weather, since it was mainly snow at first, and pre-treat bridges and overpasses over the weekend in Central Arkansas.

    It doesn't keep ice from forming but keeps ice from adhering to the bridge decks, making it easier to remove.

    They also put some dry chemical mixtures on on-and-off ramps. Sand and salt trucks are also out in full force now.

    THV's Matt Buhrman will have the latest on the road conditions and what you can expect this afternoon with a live report on "Today's THV at 6:00" and todaysthv.com.

    You can check out road conditions on the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department's road map or call 1-800-245-1672.

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