Road conditions in Hot Springs

    6:40 PM, Feb 8, 2010   |    comments
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    The time was 10:45 a.m. as our THV crew left Little Rock for the Spa City. It wasn't long before we spotted a car that spun out of control on Interstate 430. Cindy and Doug Hyneman say they were likely driving too fast.

    Cindy Hyneman says, "I was like, 'oh Lord, please help us."

    Louis Cryer came to their rescue. He explains, "These people may have been sitting here for three, four, five, six hours waiting on a wrecker so if I've got a four-wheel drive and why not help?"

    Cindy Hyneman says, "I really appreciate him, you know. The Lord works in mysterious ways."

    In a matter of minutes, the Hynemans were on their way. Behind them, though, was piled up traffic and poor visibility. THV's trip to Hot Springs began creeping into its second hour.

    Into Benton, the snow turned into rain. As for the roads in Saline County, they are a lot slushier than in the capitol city.

    The time was now 1 p.m. and we finally made it to Garland County. There were cars in the woods. Downtown shops were closed and there was lots of rain.

    Mark D'Aquila and Rebecca Elswit made the most of the winter weather. They're visiting from California.

    Elswit says, "Even though it is cold and wet and dumping white stuff everywhere there is hot springs every where."

    City of Hot Springs offices closed at noon and will not reopen until 10 a.m. Tuesday. City bus service is on snow routes only.

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