Local & Regional News
10:44 am
Tue December 10, 2013

Little Rock Police Work 124 Accidents On Slick Roads

Cars sliding on icy roadways on Sunday.
Credit Brian Chilson / Arkansas Times

Little Rock police say they've worked 124 vehicle accidents since wintry weather hit the state last Friday.

The police department says 60 accidents involved damages of more than $1,000, while 64 accidents had damages estimated at less than $1,000.

Sleet and freezing rain shut down schools and many businesses for days.

On Tuesday, the first day that schools reopened in Pulaski County, traffic was slow-moving but roads were mostly clear, except for a few icy patches.

In Little Rock, a school bus nearly drove into a house near 32nd Street and Pulaski. The driver and students were able to get out unhurt.

Little Rock police say only two city streets were closed because of dangerous driving conditions. They've since reopened the roads after the city street department cleared the streets.