Icy Roads Trap Thousands

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(WREG-TV) Power company crews finally took to the roads Tuesday night, once they were able to push their way further north and west as traffic on the interstate finally started going faster than a snail's pace.

People are still apprehensive about getting on the roads, while things in West Memphis are starting to move, it's reportedly still barely moving as you get further away.

For those who sat on the road for more than 12 hours, they don't want to risk doing so again.

"We got here at 7 a.m. and sat out on the highway from 2 a.m. to 7. Went down two exits, got off, and parked here."

"I got here about 4:30 and been here all day."

The truck stops in West Memphis became a parking lot, with trucks packed in, lining the streets and getting stuck in mounds of snow and sheets of ice.

Mix in sliding and spinning trucks, trains trying to get by, and travelers trying to get home, and it was pure chaos.

One family from Illinois slept in its cars, in pure disbelief that the roads were in such poor shape.