MHP: Travel more dangerous after storm

Published 10:57 am Tuesday, February 16, 2021

Roadways remain iced over Tuesday over much of Mississippi.

“The ice appears to be more compacted, making travel even more hazardous. Please do not travel unless absolutely necessary,” Mississippi Highway Patrol Cpl. Craig James said Tuesday morning.

Mississippi Department of Transportation advised avoiding non-essential travel as well, saying icy roadways and bridges have been reported in most of the state’s counties.

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The list Tuesday morning included Adams, Alcorn, Amite, Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Claiborne, Clarke, Clay, Coahoma, Copiah, Covington, DeSoto, Forrest, Franklin, Grenada, Hinds, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Itawamba, Jasper, Jefferson, Jefferson Davis, Jones, Kemper, Lafayette, Lamar, Lauderdale, Lawrence, Leake, Lee, Leflore, Lincoln, Lowndes, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Neshoba, Newton, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pike, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Quitman, Rankin, Scott, Sharkey, Simpson, Smith, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tishomingo, Tunica, Union, Walthall, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Webster, Wilkinson, Winston, Yalobusha and Yazoo counties.