Northern Mississippi braces for 3rd round of winter weather

Northern Mississippi braces for 3rd round of winter weather

OXFORD, MS (WMC) - Northern Mississippi saw some of the worst weather last week as ice, sleet, freezing rain, and cold temperatures all came down on the region.

Interstates and highways were shut down after several crashes. Saturday, winds in Senatobia, Mississippi blew part of a hotel roof away.

Round three started to hit Oxford Sunday night, first with rain, that turned to sleet during the overnight hours.

Mary Beth Pearcy is a student at Ole Miss and says ice and snow made it difficult for her to get to class.

"It's like ice skating on the way to class," said Pearcy. "The rain's been miserable, it's been cold."

But she wasn't alone. People across the Mid South had to trek through ice, left behind from several days of winter weather, followed by cold temps.

Oxford Emergency Management Agency Director Jimmy Allgood said, "We are monitoring the situation and have emergency personnel and public works crews ready to respond if needed. We are forwarding all information we get also to the Oxford City Schools and Ole Miss."

That means everyone else is preparing too, watching the temperature and wondering what they'll wake up to Monday morning.

"It scares me," said Pearcy. "I just hope they cancel class."

"I'm kind of used to it now," said student Patrick Murphy. "I'm ready for it to get warm though."

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