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.
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.