MDOT braces for another round of ice storms in Mississippi

MEMPHIS, Tennessee — DeSoto County roads were slippery and muddy Tuesday as residents grabbed last-minute essentials before another round of ice storms hit the MidSouth.

At one point there was a lot of freezing rain, which not only made the roads dangerous but also led to power outages. We’ve seen accidents around the county, but fortunately nothing major.

Second round of ice storm expected Tuesday afternoon

The Mississippi Department of Transportation said its crews have been working around the clock gritting and gritting the roads since Monday night.

With the third round of winter weather, they’re expecting twice as much ice, so they’re urging people to stay indoors.

Ice causes dangerous driving and traffic problems in the Mid-South

We spoke to MDOT and people who grabbed last-minute essentials to weather the winter storm.

“We saw a few people slide off the road in DeSoto County. I saw them on cameras and State Troops tow trucks pulling them out of the ditch and as soon as they pulled one person out we saw someone else slide into the ditch so it’s very slippery in some places.” said David Kenney of MDOT.

MDOT said to stay indoors if possible, and if you have to get out, take it slow.

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