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Beebe's office: Arkansas responding to traffic jam

Game and Fish workers are taking gasoline out to motorists who have run out.

The Associated Press

3/4/2014

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — Gov. Mike Beebe says state agencies are responding to motorists stuck on a pair of east Arkansas interstates for hours because of snow and ice.

Beebe says the National Guard and State Police are checking on motorists to ensure no one is having a medical emergency. Game and Fish workers are taking gasoline out to motorists who have run out.

Snow and ice swept through the area Sunday and early Monday, and temperatures in the teens have kept the road slick. A number of traffic accidents have caused delays.

Beebe's office says construction on Interstates 40 and 55 have contributed to the delays. His office directed questions to the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department, which is independent of the governor's office and other state agencies.

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