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Sleet & slush turning into ice in parts of Arkansas

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LITTLE ROCK/NORTH LITTLE ROCK (KATV)--Crews still have a long night ahead of them in both Little Rock and North Little Rock.

Dozens are plowing and sanding non-stop for the next few days to clear our streets.

However, roads are still dangerous, just before 6 p.m. Arkansas State Police said three tractor trailers got stuck on the I-30 River Bridge.

Clean-up efforts have been well underway in LR and NLR.

With that, police are saying to just stay off the roads unless it's necessary.

Clean-up efforts have been well underway in LR and NLR.

"The roads will continue to be an issue all weekend, and we'll continue working on those" said NLR Mayor, Joe Smith.

A mix of sleet and ice covers NLR, LR, and nearly the entire state but both metro cities have crews working 12 hour shifts, 24 hours.

"We've got 850 people on call right now for sure, working on the streets we probably have 60," added Smith.

"Where it's been flat, we've been able to get equipment on the ground, get salt and sand on the ground, we've got it into a slush mix and trying to get it plowed as much as we can," said Little Rock Public Works Assistant Director, Ronny Loe.

As the day time slush and sleet turns into night time ice, temperatures falling presents an even bigger danger for drivers.

"All this slush and stuff we can't get off the road, it's going to re-freeze and it is going to be slick tonight," added Loe.

"We're encouraging everyone to stay at home if they can, our street department is working feverishly in an attempt to get our main arteries passable," said Smith.

Smith said there weren't any road closures in NLR, however, Loe said Reservoir Park was closed.

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