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“If everyone would stay home and off the roads, it would help us greatly,” Deputy Chief Bobby Stewart said Tuesday.

Mayor Flaggs commended the brave law enforcement that have been doing their best to assist stranded drivers, clear accidents, and respond to emergencies in the treacherous weather conditions.

“The Sheriff has done a phenomenal job having his deputies out. Chief Moore has been out all day. His officers have been out. The fire department has done a phenomenal job,” Flaggs said. “We’re doing as best we can out here.”

Their efforts can barely keep up with the demand for assistance, though, as drivers attempting to get to work or get supplies find themselves stranded or wrecked on the icy roadways.

MHP reports that troopers have responded to 695 weather related incidents since Feb. 14, as of 6 a.m. Tuesday.  Our area accounts for 123 of those calls, in addition to the countless assisted by Warren County Sheriff’s deputies and Vicksburg Police officers.

  • North Frontage Road is open but conditions are extremely hazardous from Halls Ferry to Old Hwy 27.
  • South Frontage Road between Highland Drive and Old Hwy 27 is closed.
  • Culkin Hill Road to Culkin Road  is closed.
  • Westbound I-20 is closed.  Eastbound remains open but conditions continue to deteriorate.  Officials are preparing the close the exit ramp from I-20 onto Clay Street to prevent 18-wheeler traffic from attempting to traverse city streets.

Temperatures are not expected to get above 30 degrees Tuesday, with the wind chill making it feel much colder.  Be safe, stay in if you can, and check on your friends and neighbors at risk.

 

 

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