Road crews prepare for round 2 of wintry weather

Road crews prepare for round 2 of wintry weather

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Round two of a winter weather punch will arrive Friday morning and emergency management crews are taking no chances.

The wintry weather that hit earlier this week impacted travel, closed schools, businesses, and made driving conditions treacherous.

"It's horrible. I don't like it. It's dangerous," Oscar Birros said. "I hate it because I was actually thinking of going to Washington, D.C."

Shelby County's Office of Preparedness is taking the next threat of severe weather seriously, calling in staff to monitor the roads and conditions to the north and west.

"Between 3 and 6 (a.m.), we'll be trying to get as much information as we can on communities that are getting it before us," said Director Dale Lane. "So that we can pass that on to our partners at roads and bridges."

City and county road crews are already treating the streets and highways, first with salt and sand earlier this week, and again Thursday with brine.

Drivers say they are preparing, too.

"It's been crazy. Those first two days on Monday and Tuesday, it was really scary on the roads. I thought I was gonna crash into about everything," said driver Jeffrey Archie II.

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