Category Archives: Traffic

Highway commission authorizes speed limit increase on U.S. 63 and U.S. 167

The Arkansas Highway Commission decided in a meeting on Wednesday to increase speed limits on a slew of roads throughout the state including U.S. 167 and U.S. 63 near El Dorado, according to a release from the commission. Approximately 265 … Continue reading

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UCAPS board resigns, wreck turns fatal and Strong-Huttig rescinds superintendent’s contract: It’s Thursday in Union County

Big headlines in El Dorado today. For all you animal lovers out there invested in the Union County Animal Protection Society saga, breaking news just minutes ago with the immediate resignations of the entire board, excepting one member. Stan Simpson, … Continue reading

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Fair condition reported for one victim in Sunday’s Parkers Chapel Road wreck

A local man is in fair condition after being trapped within his vehicle Sunday evening following a wreck on Parkers Chapel Road, according to a representative of the LSU Medical Center, where he was airlifted. The extent of the injuries … Continue reading

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Federal board recommends full cell ban while driving

The National Transportation Safety Board recommended today a federal ban on all cell phone use, including hands-free devices, while driving — a step further than any state has yet opted to take. Citing distracted driving many drivers enjoy while idly … Continue reading

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Ground broke on future I-69 this week

Officials broke ground in Drew County this week on a leg of the future Interstate 69 corridor set to pass through Arkansas on its trip from the Mexican border to Canadian border, according to Arkansas News. Only 185 miles and … Continue reading

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Vehicle flipped on Iron Mountain Road

Union County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy Bill Hickman confirmed this morning that there was a wreck on Iron Mountain Road Saturday night that flipped the vehicle and ejected the driver. The victim was transported to the hospital via ProMed Ambulance … Continue reading

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Semi confusion on North West, avoid if possible

A semi-truck 11 inches too tall to travel under the walkway between two churches at Main Street and North West Avenue has currently backed up traffic while El Dorado police and fire departments try to figure out how to back … Continue reading

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