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Frayser residents Cierria and "Sleepy" Williams have a snow fight last Thursday morning after several inches fell in Shelby County.

Frayser residents Cierria and “Sleepy” Williams have a snow fight last Thursday morning after several inches fell in Shelby County.

Terry Williams

Terry Williams

snow day 3 snow day 4Star Staff Reports

First it was freezing rain and sleet, then hours of snowfall covered the Mid-South last Wednesday into Thursday morning.
Residents of Arkansas, Mississippi and Tennessee woke up to winter scene more fitting for a Northern city. Several inches of the wintry mix covered Shelby and Tipton counties in Tennessee.
With the winter weather came school closing Thursday and Friday for Millington Municipal Schools, Shelby County Schools and Tipton County Schools. By Friday there was some melting on roads under the sunlight.
The latest update Friday morning from the Shelby County Office of Preparedness stated there was a wind child advisory for Shelby County.   Drivers should use caution on roadways, especially on bridges and overpasses, frozen slush on roadways created black ice on the streets.  Memphis Police and Shelby County Sheriff’s Deputies reported no significant issues overnight.  There were 26 people that spent the evening at the city of Memphis warming center at the Orange Mound Community Center and no significant power outages overnight .
Throughout Friday, public works from across the area could be spotted working on roads. Salt and cinder trucks gave priority to interstates, highways and main routes. Shelby County and Memphis Public Works continued to use road graders to clear streets
As for law enforcement, Memphis Police continues its inclement weather policy regarding non-injury traffic crashes last Friday, which meant drivers should exchange insurance information and report crashes after the weather improves.
The Shelby County Sheriff’s Office returned to normal operations to investigate all traffic crashes by Friday.
Out at Memphis International Airport, runway maintenance crews continued to clear ice, air traffic was limited due to cancelled flights in other cities. Amtrak was back up and running by Friday in Memphis.
Despite the state of emergency, Memphis Light, Gas and Water reported no large-scale power outages.
For more information, Shelby County Office of Preparedness HLS/EMA Facebook Group or Twitter@SCOP_HLS_EMA at 222-6700.
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