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MDOT reports ice on roads in 31 counties including Copiah and Jefferson as of 1 p.m.

As of 1 p.m. today, the Mississippi Department of Transportation is reporting ice on roads and bridges in several counties in north and central Mississippi.

MDOT first responders began pretreating roads and bridges Thursday and are currently working to keep them passable, but motorists should use extreme caution when traveling through the affected counties.

Ice has been reported in the following counties: Alcorn, Benton, Bolivar, Carroll, Claiborne, Copiah, DeSoto, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Kemper, Lauderdale, Leflore, Marshall, Montgomery, Newton, Panola, Prentiss, Quitman, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Sunflower, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Warren, Washington and Yazoo.

The public is encouraged to limit travel only in case of emergency in the affected areas. MDOT also encourages the traveling public to pay close attention to weather and travel advisories issued by the National Weather Service, Mississippi Emergency Management Agency, the Mississippi Highway Patrol and local law enforcement.

MDOT map of icy roads and bridges as of 1 p.m.

MDOT map of icy roads and bridges as of 1 p.m.