Roads Over Mississippi Are Now Icy

| January 9, 2011 @ 9:41 am | 36 Replies

SPECIAL WEATHER STATEMENT
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE JACKSON MS
939 AM CST SUN JAN 9 2011

…TRAVEL VERY HAZARDOUS ACROSS WEST CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI AND
NORTHEAST LOUISIANA THIS MORNING…

…CONDITIONS BEGINNING TO DETERIORATE ACROSS SOUTHEAST ARKANSAS AND
NORTHWEST AND NORTH CENTRAL MISSISSIPPI…

AT 930 AM CST…NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE RADAR INDICATED A BAND OF
SLEET AND FREEZING RAIN…MIXED WITH SNOW…EXTENDING FROM NEAR
BASTROP LOUISIANA AND CROSSETT ARKANSAS…TO NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE
JACKSON METRO AREA…TO JUST WEST OF MERIDIAN. THIS BAND WAS LIFTING
SLOWLY NORTH.

ROAD CONDITIONS ARE REPORTED AS HAZARDOUS FROM THE JACKSON METRO AREA
WEST ACROSS VICKSBURG INTO NORTHEAST LOUISIANA. NUMEROUS ACCIDENTS
HAVE BEEN REPORTED…AND IN VICKSBURG STREETS WERE REPORTED AS BEING
ICY ALONG WITH BRIDGES AND OVERPASSES BEING HAZARDOUS. THE
INTERSTATE 20 CORRIDOR WILL SEE A BREAK IN THE WINTRY PRECIPITATION
LATE THIS MORNING AND EARLY THIS AFTERNOON…AND TRAVEL CONDITIONS
SHOULD IMPROVE SOMEWHAT BY MIDDAY. HOWEVER…MORE WINTRY
PRECIPITATION SHOULD MOVE INTO THE AREA THIS AFTERNOON AND CONDITIONS
WILL DETERIORATE AGAIN.

FARTHER NORTH OVER EXTREME NORTHEAST LOUISIANA…SOUTHEAST
ARKANSAS…AND MISSISSIPPI FROM JUST NORTH OF THE INTERSTATE 20
CORRIDOR TO THE HIGHWAY 82 CORRIDOR…THE BAND OF WINTRY
PRECIPITATION WILL LIKELY BECOME NEARLY STATIONARY INTO THIS
AFTERNOON. THIS WILL RESULT IN PERSISTENT SLEET…SNOW AND SOME
FREEZING RAIN FOR MUCH OF THE DAY. ROAD CONDITIONS WILL BECOME
EXTREMELY HAZARDOUS. THIS INCLUDES THE GREENVILLE…GREENWOOD…
KOSCIUSKO…AND YAZOO CITY AREAS.

OVER SOUTH MISSISSIPPI…TEMPERATURES ARE CURRENTLY ABOVE FREEZING
AND ANY PRECIPITATION IS VERY LIGHT. GUSTY EAST WINDS CAN BE EXPECTED
TODAY…AND THIS COULD CAUSE A FEW DOWNED LIMBS AND TREES. WINTRY
PRECIPITATION COULD BECOME A CONCERN AGAIN THIS AFTERNOON.

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