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Lawrence County to begin clearing roads Tuesday morning – KAIT

Lawrence County to begin clearing roads Tuesday morning

Downtown Walnut Ridge was covered with snow Monday. (Source: KAIT-TV)

By Logan Whaley | February 15, 2021 at 9:32 PM CST – Updated February 15 at 9:32 PM

WALNUT RIDGE, Ark. (KAIT) – Crews in Lawrence County plan to clear roads beginning Tuesday morning after the county got hit with many inches of snow, up to six inches in some areas.

The county’s main roads were covered with snow, but the traffic flow was normal as people gathered essential items. As for side roads and county roads, some vehicles were stuck attempting to drive over them as snow completely covered the roads.

County Judge John Thomison said the county was in “wait and see” mode Monday.

“Everybody’s waiting to see when it’ll stop because when you hit it, you don’t want to have to go back in 3-4 hours,” Thomison said. “The roadways are completely covered.”

Judge Thomison says he’s met with other county officials and officials from neighboring counties, and he says everyone is in the same boat with this winter storm.

“Today has just been basically assessing and waiting and looking and getting a plan together,” Thomison said. “We’re going to get out as quick as we can [Tuesday morning]. We have to see if Mother Nature will help us out.”

Some cities in the county have already begun the work to clear some of the main roads. In Walnut Ridge, crews have been plowing main roads since 5 a.m., including Mayor Charles Snapp.

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