Below freezing temperatures re-freeze Mid-South roads

Below freezing temperatures re-freeze Mid-South roads
Cab spun out on East Parkway around 7:15 a.m. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
Cab spun out on East Parkway around 7:15 a.m. (Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Temperatures plummeted into the teens during the overnight hours and Mid-South roadways re-froze.

Drivers should be very careful on the roads, since they are very slick. Black ice is a problem, on the side streets, and on main roads. Don't expect much melting today, as temperatures remain below 30 for a good portion of the afternoon.

"Slush on the streets is freezing over. An icy glaze will again cover the bridges and overpasses tonight. Motorists need to use extreme caution," said Dale Lane, Director of the Shelby County Office of Preparedness.

Click here for a list of Mid-South road condition hotlines.

Several school districts, businesses, and organizations closed Tuesday, Feb. 17.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency (TEMA) activated the Tennessee Emergency Management Plan and declared a State of Emergency at 9 p.m., Monday, Feb. 16. It was declared due to the deteriorating road conditions.

The City of Memphis also opened warming centers due to the extreme cold. Click here for more information.

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