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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE :
Monday, March 3, 2014
City of Little Rock Winter Storm Response
UPDATE Tuesday at 7:45 am
Little Rock Public Works crews continue to work 12 hour shifts and 24 hours a day to clear streets in Little Rock. Overnight, a crew of 36 employees continued to treat streets in preparation for this morning's commute. The day shift of 88 employees came in at 5:00 am this morning.
Nine spreader trucks are working on the eight established snow routes. With major roads now mostly passable, Public Works Operations anticipates being able to move into residential areas by this afternoon. Public Works has ample sand / salt material for this weather event.
Crews are working quickly and efficiently and the City asks that drivers be aware and mindful of spreader trucks, road graders and workers on the streets across the City.
Public Works Solid Waste crews should begin picking up garbage on Monday's routes this afternoon, as conditions allow. Trash pickup will be delayed up to a day. Solid Waste asks that residents position trash bins at the curb on their scheduled day. Yard waste pick up will be suspended until garbage collection is back on regular schedule.
LRPD officers on patrol continue to be on the lookout for anyone out in the cold who needs a ride to one of the open shelters.
UPDATE Monday at 4:45 pm
City of Little Rock offices will open at 12:00 Noon on Tuesday due to hazardous road conditions. All essential personnel will still report at the designated time.
Little Rock Public Works crews continue to work 12-hour shifts, with crews clearing and treating streets 24-hours a day until roads are back to normal and the weather forecast is clear.
UPDATE Monday at 6:00 am
City of Little Rock offices are closed today, Monday, March 3, due to hazardous road conditions. Designated public safety and essential personnel will report at their designated work times.
Little Rock Public Works crews will continue working 12-hour shifts and 24-hours a day to clear roads beginning with major roadways according to established routes before moving into neighborhoods.
As of 5:55 a.m. there are no road closures inside the City of Little Rock.
Please be aware of Public Works crews and Public Safety officers on the roadways. Take extreme caution if you must drive today