There is widespread sleet and snow across the Mid-South resulting in slick roads and streets.
WE WANT TO REMIND YOU THAT Memphis Police IS NOW operating under the Inclement Weather Policy which means if you have an accident not involving injuries, exchange information and file a report later.
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Message from Memphis Airport:
With the exception of Atlanta and Charlotte (all flights in and out of those cities cancelled), we are running normal operations w/ no issues.
Message from City of Memphis:
The Public Works Division-Maintenance Department began addressing projected inclement weather conditions on Monday, February 11th by applying a brine solution (salt residue that forms a bond on the pavement to prevent icing) on city streets, which is part of our "anti-icing operation." At this time, crews are performing our "De-Icing Operation" in which consists of dispensing a salt/sand mixture throughout designated routes that include bridges and overpasses.
(12) Twelve "Salt and Sand Trucks" have been deployed to inspect their routes and apply materials on bridges/overpasses and inclines/declines that require it. We will continue to cover routes across the entire city for as long as necessary to ensure public safety during this winter weather event.
FOX13's Weather Team:
Here are some additional winter safety tips:
- Avoid being outside if possible
- Dress warmly if you have to leave home
- Keep water lines dripping
- Have plenty of blankets on hand should power go out
- IMPORTANT-If using a generator, make sure you vent the exhaust. Never use charcoal indoors due the deadly vapors
- If you must travel, keep your gas tank full, check the antifreeze level and windshield wipers
- Always have a heavy coat, hat, gloves and walking shoes in case your vehicle gets stranded
- Keep an emergency kit on board with first aid materials, bottles of water and snack foods
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