MDOT: 74 Mississippi counties reporting icy road conditions

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As Mississippi enters day two of the winter storm, officials continue to urge caution, especially on the roads.  

In an early morning update, the Mississippi Department of Transportation issued a warning that icy road conditions have been reported in 74 of the state’s 82 counties. 

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Avoid all non-essential travel and if you must drive, MDOT provides the following tips: 

  • Remember, ice will form on bridges and overpasses quicker than the road. 
  • Slow down; should winter weather conditions become present, black ice can form.
  • Allow more space between the vehicles around you.
  • Brake early and gently to avoid skidding, and never slam on the brakes.
  • Avoid distractions, such as talking or texting on a cell phone.
  • Stay alert

In the meantime, MDOT crews are working hard to clear the roadways.

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