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Icy roads and bridges a concern; officials advise staying home

A wind chill advisory remains in effect for Lincoln County and surrounding areas until 10 a.m. Wednesday, according to the National Weather Service in Jackson.

Snow and some sleet expected with accompanying low wind chill. Motorists should expect slippery road conditions, including the evening commute. Snow accumulations of less than one inch are expected.

Several roads and bridges were icy Tuesday and will remain that way Wednesday. Officials recommended staying off roads if possible.

Expect wind chills in the single digits. At 1 p.m., the wind chill in Brookhaven is 17 degrees, according to the NWS. Long exposure to the low wind chills may cause frostbite to exposed skin.

Dangerously cold air continues to move into the region causing temperatures to fall through the day in most locations. Overnight lows tonight and Wednesday night will be in the teens areawide. Daytime highs on Wednesday will fail to rise above freezing across much of the area and those locations that do will not remain above freezing for a long period of time.

Temperatures are expected to remain below freezing through Thursday morning in most locations.