Snow accumulation expected overnight in Arkansas

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    Video: Snow accumulation expected overnight in Arkansas

    LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) - The West Pulaski Area Maintenance Yard is where the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department keeps its equipment for Central Arkansas. Even with flurries in the forecast and accumulation expected overnight, the yard is showing little action.

    "We aren't doing any pre-treatment operations today because we aren't expecting rain, freezing rain or sleet," explained public information specialist Danny Straessle."We would rather plow snow all day as opposed to trying to crack the ice up off the pavement."

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    The plus side to driving in snow instead of ice is that you have much more traction and less sliding.

    "If you're careful you're okay but you gotta worry about the other guy," said Sam Paladino, a local driver. "That's the problem."

    "It's a lot chillier than where I'm from," said Sarah Perez, who just moved here from San Antonio, Texas."

    She says she'd rather drive in snow than in ice, but she's ready for warmer weather already, and Pallidino agrees.

    "To get a away from the ice and stuff on the trees, I think that would be a nice change very much so, if it just doesn't stay long," he added.

    The transportation department will spread salt this evening just to give that snow some extra traction.

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