PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center has received reports of close to nine inches of snow in some parts of the state causing major travel problems and significant power outages. Estimated snow totals being reported to the National Weather Service include:
The Mississippi Department of Transportation and Department of Public Safety are asking citizens to stay off the roads where ice and snow have accumulated unless it is an emergency.
There are several curfews that have been put in place by local law enforcement because of dangerous conditions:
Red Cross Shelter opening:
Warming Centers open:
As of 8:30 p.m. there are more than 36,000 power outages being reported:
There are numerous school districts closing or delaying opening on Thursday in north and central Mississippi. Please check with your local districts for the status in your area.
Gov. Phil Bryant will make a decision on the opening of state offices early Thursday morning based on road conditions.
The State Emergency Operations Center remains activated responding to any requests for assistance from local governments.
For up-to-date roadway information, go to www.mdottraffic.com or dial 5-1-1.
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