Mid-South confronts aftermath of second winter storm

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - Another round of winter weather blanketed the Mid-South on Tuesday. The snow has had impact on travel, school, and businesses throughout the region. Crews have been working around-the-clock to make sure travelers can get where they need to go safely.


Roads around the Mid-South are slick. Those slick conditions have caused several crashes, including an crash on Interstate 22 in Marshall County where several 18-wheelers collided.

At this time, there are no reports of serious injuries from weather-related crashes in the Mid-South.

DeSoto County crews worked throughout the day to clear snow and ice from the roads. DeSoto County drivers said Friday's storm prepared them for Tuesday's winter weather.

"It's still the deal that you need to pay attention and be aware there are still slick spots and you will slide," Nathan Starnes said.

DeSoto County officials said they remain on standby for Wednesday.

Memphis International Airport has no major delays. Airport officials said crews worked Monday night into Tuesday to keep runways safe and clear.

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MATA buses are operating on a limited bases. The following routes are not running Tuesday morning: 6, 22, 26, 38, 82, and 98. MATA also warns travelers to expect delays and detours for buses that are operating.

To check area road conditions:

- In Tennessee, call 511, or click here.
- In Arkansas, call 1-800-245-1672, or click here.
- In Mississippi, call 601-987-1211, or click here.
- In Missouri, call 1-800-222-6400, or click here.


Memphis Police Department is once again warning people against cranking up their cars and leaving them unattended as they warm up.  Leaving your car cranked but unattended can even result in the car owner getting fined.

MPD is also warning against texting and driving in the snow.


Memphis crews prepared roads for snow, spreading salt brine on the roads before the winter weather came..

Crews in Shelby County, City of Memphis  and TDOT said they are out Tuesday plowing roads, with main streets and interstates being the priority.

However the city is running into issues with traffic cameras, and is warning drivers to be cautious.

The winter weather has also effected trash collection schedules, but the city is unsure when pickup will be available.

The Benjamin Hooks Central Library on Poplar Avenue opened at 5 p-m and will be open until 8 a-m tomorrow. It is being used as a warming center for anyone who needs a warm place to stay Tuesday night.


Mississippi Department of Transportation crews were out pre-treating the roads Monday. MDOT is urging drivers to stay off roads if possible.

To stay up-to-date with road conditions in DeSoto County, sign up for the county's text alerts. Text your zip code to 888777 and you'll begin receiving texts about important closings and conditions in your area.


Many schools and businesses were closed following winter weather Tuesday. The possibility of elements refreezing overnight could make for another snow day Wednesday.

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