Falling ice causes problems in downtown Little Rock

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV)- Melting ice caused some literal headaches for pedestrians in downtown Little Rock Monday, as some people were hit by ice sheets walking to and from their cars.

"I've never seen that happen much," said Paul Spinner who was visiting Little Rock for the marathon. "I think where we're from we got the equipment to knock them down but I've never seen this in town."

Most of the falling ice came from the roof of the food court building on President Clinton Avenue. No injuries were reported but THV 11 cameras caught several instances of ice blocks falling more than 20 feet onto the sidewalk below. "It could be bad if it hit you on top of the head," Spinner added. "I don't know if it could puncture the skin but it wouldn't feel very good."

Meanwhile, numerous accidents were reported in the downtown area Monday. A car slid into a moving train on East 9th Street, causing that road to be closed for more than an hour. Police said the driver was uninjured, and the train was eventually able to move down the tracks.


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