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MDOT prepares for wintry weather in north MS

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Thousands of Mississippians will be among the 43.4 million Americans that AAA estimates will be on the roads this Thanksgiving holiday. Thousands of Mississippians will be among the 43.4 million Americans that AAA estimates will be on the roads this Thanksgiving holiday.
You are urged to use caution on bridges and overpasses, drive slowly and report ice accumulations and any road hazards to local law enforcement. You are urged to use caution on bridges and overpasses, drive slowly and report ice accumulations and any road hazards to local law enforcement.
The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is expecting up to six inches of rain in central and eastern Mississippi. Farther north rain could turn into snow Tuesday night. The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is expecting up to six inches of rain in central and eastern Mississippi. Farther north rain could turn into snow Tuesday night.
JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is asking motorists to be aware of heavy rain, possible flooding and the chance of snow Tuesday and Wednesday. They can all create hazardous driving conditions.

Thanksgiving holiday travel is underway and started on a wet note in the Magnolia state.

Jackson police responded to a number of accidents Monday like one on the I-55 South Frontage Road near the Savannah Street Exit. A silver Chevrolet truck reportedly hydroplaned and got stuck on the rain soaked shoulder. It blocked the northbound lane.

On Lakeland Drive an accident blocked the turn lane onto Crane Ridge Drive, otherwise police were able to keep traffic flowing.

There was a steady downpour much of the day in Central Mississippi.Traffic was practically brought to a standstill on I-55 Monday afternoon with more travelers on the roadway.

Thousands of Mississippians will be among the 43.4 million Americans that AAA estimates will be on the roads this Thanksgiving holiday.

The Mississippi Emergency Management Agency is expecting up to six inches of rain in central and eastern Mississippi. Farther north rain could turn into snow Tuesday night.

No freezing precipitation is expected for central Mississippi, but slick roads could be a problem. MDOTis preparing for a wintry mix in the northern counties.

"Over the night we're going to keep monitoring north Mississippi to see if we need to send any of our maintenance facility trucks to spread de-icing material," said Kenny Foote' with MDOT. "If you see anything on the roadway just make sure you notify local law enforcement especially if you're in the counties,"

You are urged to use caution on bridges and overpasses, drive slowly and report ice accumulations and any road hazards to local law enforcement.

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