JACKSON, MISS.—The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been notified by the National Weather Service (NWS) of the potential for winter weather conditions throughout the state during the next several days. Once icy conditions are reported in your area, travel should be limited to emergency situations only.
“Preparing for winter weather conditions on our roadways before they occur is one of the best ways to stay safe,” said MDOT Executive Director Melinda McGrath. “We encourage everyone to monitor the weather in their area and have a plan in place should winter weather conditions occur.”
Regular maintenance of your vehicle is one way to protect yourself during winter, and MDOT has these tips:
MDOT’s number one priority is the safety of the traveling public, and using safe driving techniques is another way to ensure you “survive your drive” during winter weather. MDOT offers these safe driving tips:
As winter weather moves through the state, MDOT wants you to be prepared. For more information about winter weather preparation, visit www.GoMDOT.com/winter, follow @MississippiDOT on Twitter or call 601-359-7074.
For more information about MDOT, visit www.GoMDOT.com; follow, like and subscribe to MississippiDOT on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube. For the latest travel information, call 511 or visit www.MDOTtraffic.com. For after-hours media inquiries, call 601-359-9777 or visit http://mdot.ms.gov/portal/public_affairs.aspx.