LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- As of4:30 a.m. Thursday, the road conditions in Little Rock are relatively good. There are some slushy/slick parts but overall good driving conditions.
But always use caution when driving over bridges and overpasses.
THV 11's Daniel Wilkerson said Wednesday nightthat although what seems to be waterlines appearing on the over passes, it's actually slush forming, and that slush can feel like a sheet of ice under your tires.
Be careful in areas like I-630 near I-430; several changes are underway and unfamiliar roads could pose a hazard. Also be cautious on I-430 north near the Cantrell exit moving toward the Arkansas River as the steep curves are dangerous.
Even if roadways appear to be clear, drivers should be on the lookout for black ice. On dry pavement, you should allow at least one car length for every 10 miles per hour, but if you're driving on ice, you should allow even more.
Lt. Thomas See with the Benton County Sheriff's Department said you need extra distance between you and other vehicles to avoid an accident.
"For the simple fact that you don't know how they're going to be driving and you want to allow yourself ample distance to slow down because on ice you don't want to break hard. You want to break steadily and continuously to come to a stop," he said.
Lt. See said always when driving in icy conditions to be cautious, especially when approaching bridges and overpasses.
The Highway Department pointed out that their website will have the latest roadway conditions. Check out www.arkansashighways.com.