Ice, snow covers Mid-South roads causing dangerous conditions - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Ice, snow covers Mid-South roads causing dangerous conditions

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

A winter storm is moving through the Mid-South, dropping snow over top of the ice that formed Wednesday night. The snow and ice are creating dangerous driving conditions on Mid-South roads that were not pre-treated due to several days of rain.

The Interstate 40/240 westbound flyover has been closed, reopened, and closed again as a result of the ice and snow. Taking another route could be a good idea due to the uncertainty of whether the flyover will remain open.

Salt and cinder trucks are concentrating on interstates, highways, and main routes.

If you must get out on the roads, please use extreme caution. Memphis police officers and Shelby County sheriff's deputies were called to 53 weather-related crashes from 7 p.m. Wednesday through 3:30 a.m. Thursday.

For anyone having to travel in Mid-South winter conditions, call the road conditions hotline in Tennessee, Mississippi, Arkansas, or Missouri to make sure you have a clear route.

Be sure to check traffic conditions with the WMC Action News 5 traffic tracker. 

A winter storm warning is in effect until 6 a.m. Thursday for much of the Mid-South, including Shelby County and DeSoto County.

For the latest conditions, video forecast, and insight from the WMC Action News 5 storm tracking team, click here.

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Keep tabs on the traffic conditions using our interactive traffic tracker.

For the most up-to-date school and business closure list, click here.

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