(Jonesboro, AR) The snow came just in time to make this a white Christmas.
Craighead County, Arkansas is covered in over 5 inches of snow after the flakes began falling Christmas night.
“I really like it. I just ran in and got my mom and dad up,” said Lilly Mooney.
The winter weather wasn’t a good surprise for people like Walter Lovett.
He was driving down Highway 63 when he found himself in a ditch.
“I wasn’t going really fast. I was going maybe 55 or 60 when I hit a chunk of ice and my car started to careen,” said Lovett.
But thanks to a good Samaritan Lovett made it out of the ditch and got to work on time.
“It was just the right thing to do. I thought no one was in it then I saw him and I stopped, and I decided to help him because I’ve had people to help me before,” said James Williams.
Crews are busy plowing the roads and spreading sand to prevent slick spots, but Craighead County’s Sheriff’s Department fears tonight’s even lower temperatures will freeze the slush and make a more dangerous situation overnight.
“Use cation. First thing, if you don’t have to get out don’t get out. Just stay in and enjoy the peace and quiet if you can. If you do get out use your common sense. Be patient and slow down,” said Sheriff-Elect Marty Boyd.
Sheriff-Elect Boyd says the most important thing you can do is to go slow and leave plenty of room between your car and the car in front of you.