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Winter weather creates road hazards

JACKSON, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

The Mississippi Department of Transportation reports ice on roads and bridges in Attala, Benton, Bolivar, Calhoun, Carroll, Coahoma, DeSoto, Grenada, Lafayette, Leflore, Marshall, Montgomery, Panola, Pontotoc, Quitman, Sunflower, Tallahatchie, Tate, Tippah, Tunica, Union, Washington and Yalobusha counties as of 9:15 a.m.

MDOT advises motorists to use extreme caution while traveling in the aforementioned areas and to follow these tips to help you stay safe on roadways impacted by winter weather.

  • Buckle up.
  • Slow down.
  • Avoid distractions such as talking on a cell phone and texting.
  • Brake early and gently to avoid skidding, and never slam on the brakes.

Find more information, tips and ways to prepare for winter weather at www.gomdot.com/winter.

For the most up to date road conditions in Mississippi, visit www.MDOTtraffic.com, download the free MS Traffic app from the App Store or Google Play, or call 511.

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