LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) —The Arkansas Highway Department is preparing for potential winter weather overnight but they can't start until the weather starts.
Danny Straessle, spokesperson for the Arkansas Highway Department, said as the temperature starts to drop near freezing, they'll start rolling out their trucks.
“The rain will proceed the freezing temperatures later this evening and so that will preclude us from being able to treat anywhere on the state highway system,” he said.
Staessle said they'll have scouts out in the overnight and early morning hours.
“We’ll be looking for troubled spots here in central Arkansas and we will have a different approach in the Northeast part of the state, they'll have crews out a little earlier as the winter weather makes its way into that part of the state,” he said.
Entergy Arkansas is also preparing for icy conditions, they'll be keeping up with power outages across the state and you can too with their mobile app. If you have an outage the app will give you specific information about your address.
Entergy spokesperson, Kerri Case, said they have extra crews on standby for any possible outages.
“We've put a hold on any contractors who might be off tomorrow to let them know that we may or may not need them,” she said.
They've also put a hold on all vacation for field workers.
“If they were off for tomorrow we have cancelled all of that, what we're doing is making sure we are prepared,” she said.
Conway schools and Pulaski County school district said they’ll also have their crews out monitoring roads overnight into the early morning.
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