Oxford gets rain while bracing for snow

Oxford gets rain while bracing for snow

OXFORD, MS (WMC) - Oxford, Mississippi appeared to dodge a bullet when it came to the winter storm that swept through the Mid-South overnight.

Instead of getting the snow that was predicted for the area, Oxford got rain.

Nick Vonderhaar woke up to an ice-covered car on Monday, but the roads were dry and clear.

"I had a pretty hard time getting the doors open," he said. "I had to get this one open and go to the other side because I didn't want to break the handle."

Myres Virden had a similar experience.

"I thought it'd be a lot worse than it was," he said. "But it looks like everything dried up ... I think we've all got a little experience driving in it up to this point."

Oxford City Schools delayed classes for two hours to give people more time to get to school safely.

By school time, the roads were clear but the temps were low.

"Nippy, it's gonna be tough on any of us working outside today," said Bobby Ingram. "Roads are great, so we shouldn't have any problem."

Oxford buses were up and running on schedule Monday. Oxford Emergency Management says it will continue to monitor the weather this week and be prepared for whatever comes its way.

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