As snow and sleet fell Monday, road conditions began to go from bad to worse, causing several accidents in Lawrence County.
The Lawrence County Dispatch received a call at 1:30 of a one vehicle accident north of Imboden with no injuries. Imboden Fire Department was on scene assisting with traffic until Ravenden Police Officers and Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Deputies arrived on scene. Dailâ€™s Wrecker Service of Ravenden removed the vehicle.
At 1:45, dispatchers received a call of another vehicle off in the ditch around the Powhatan. No injuries were reported. This accident was worked by the Arkansas State Police.
Before officers could reach the wreck at Powhatan, the Lawrence County Dispatch received another call of a multi-vehicle accident on the Black River Bridge, blocking both lanes with one injury. Black Rock Fire and Police were assisted by Lawrence County Deputies and a unit from the Walnut Ridge Police Department. AET Ambulance transported the patient to Lawrence Memorial Hospital. Cookâ€™s Wrecker removed the vehicle, Hwy 63 was reopened at 2:52 pm.
At 2:33 pm, the Walnut Ridge Fire Department, Hoxie Fire Department, Walnut Ridge Police and Hoxie Police responded to and accident on the overpass at Hwy 63 and Hwy 67, two injured people were transported to an area hospital by AET Ambulance of Walnut Ridge.
Sheriff Dotson warns anyone who has to be out during this weather to use extreme caution. Bridges are being cleared by the Arkansas Highway Department but have a chance of re-icing with the cold weather.
For more information on the Lawrence County Sheriffâ€™s Office, Walnut Ridge Police Department, Walnut Ridge Fire Department or AET Ambulance Service, visit their sites.