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Beebe faults road agency for 2 interstates’ icy jams

Posted: March 6, 2014 at 5:01 a.m.

Stalled traffic fills Interstate 40 on Tuesday between Forrest City and West Memphis. A similar backup occurred on Interstate 55 southbound between Blytheville and Missouri.

Stalled traffic fills Interstate 40 on Tuesday between Forrest City and West Memphis. A similar backup occurred on Interstate 55 southbound between Blytheville and Missouri.

Gov. Mike Beebe called the state Highway and Transportation Department’s efforts in clearing ice off Interstates 40 and 55 during Sunday’s winter storm “not acceptable,” and said through his spokesman later Wednesday that highway commissioners will meet next week to discuss what went wrong.

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