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Tipton Co. drivers encounter tricky commute on ice, snow

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(WMC-TV) - Drivers are having some trouble traveling Highway 51 and other roads in Tipton County, Tenn. due to the wintry weather that moved through the area late Sunday and into Monday morning.

Frances Somerville and her husband did not have a good start to the work week. Inches of ice and snow caused big problems on the roadways.

"I work at Covington Nursing and Rehab," said Somerville. "I'm the head of the kitchen and I'm trying to get to work to cook breakfast."

Somerville's car got stuck in the middle of Highway 51.

"We was just driving, meeting traffic head on. We tried to ease over to the other lane and couldn't make it," she added.

"We got cars stuck, people in cars all night. We're trying to get them out," said Covington Fire Chief Jerry Craig.

Cars up and down Highway 51 from Covington to Dyersburg took it slow.

In Halls, Tenn., the snow and ice buildup caused a canopy to collapse at Halls Quick Stop. Nobody was injured.

"It's about as bad as I've seen it since '94," said Chief Craig.

Though the wintry weather may be nice to look at, many in West Tennessee say they are ready for it to go away.

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