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Tenn. state offices closed Thursday; Miss. offices open at noon

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Offices and businesses are staying closed and opening late across the region. Before you hit the roads, check to make sure the place you're heading is actually open.

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Governor Bill Haslam announced via Twitter on Thursday morning that all state offices will be closed.

"Due to the current weather situation across the state, state offices are closed today. Please be careful and avoid any unnecessary travel," he tweeted just before 7 a.m.

North Mississippi

Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant decided to close state offices in the areas around the state affected by the winter storm until noon on Thursday.

The governor consulted with Mississippi Emergency Management and other emergency officials to make the decision.

State agency directors should use discretion bringing in essential personnel and will notify employees who should report to work prior to noon.

Ice is being reported on bridges and roads in north and central parts of Mississippi.

Shelby County

Shelby County Sheriff Bill Oldham made a similar decision on Thursday morning, ordering non-essential employees to stay home. Only law enforcement and other public safety employees should report to work.

MATA bus service to West Memphis and Northaven is suspended due to the road conditions. All other MATA bus routes are operating 45 minutes to one hour late. As traffic increases around the city, MATA buses will experience additional delays.

City of Millington offices are closed. Only essential personnel are asked to show up at work on Thursday. 

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