Richland residents cope with snow - - Jackson, MS

Richland residents cope with snow

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By David Kenney - bio | email

Residents in Rankin county woke up to find a winter wonderland at their door steps Friday morning.

The city of Richland was covered in over two inches of snow at daybreak.  Several more inches fell throughout the day.

Traffic on Highway 49 was steady throughout the morning with commuters going to work.

Richland police say they didn't have any accidents to report despite ice being reported on some bridges.

Mayor Mark Scarborough says the city operated on a bare bones staff.

Several tree limbs became heavy with snow, knocking out power to residents on the west side of town. Some residents even had to be evacuated, as a safety measure.

Kids in Rankin County who didn't have to go to school, spent the day playing in the snow.  Many said they enjoyed building snowmen, and having snowball fights, having as much fun as they could, before it all melted.

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