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Mississippi Winter Storm Recovery Update

PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center has confirmed three weather related deaths as a result of the storm system that began moving through Mississippi on Tuesday. One death occurred in Hinds County, one in Lafayette County and one in … Continue reading

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MS Department of Public Safety Accident Reports from Winter Storm

Pearl— The Mississippi Department of Public Safety is reporting state troopers responded to 150 weather related accidents on state roads from the storm system that affected the state Tuesday and Wednesday. There are two confirmed deaths from accidents in Hinds … Continue reading

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Health Department Urges Residents to Take Precautions After the Storm

The Mississippi State Department of Health (MSDH) continues to monitor the health impacts of recent severe winter weather. Significant power outages, home repairs, and flooding can create dangerous and potentially life-threatening situations. MSDH urges residents should take the following precautions: … Continue reading

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Winter Storm Causes Major Impacts in Mississippi

PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center has received reports of close to nine inches of snow in some parts of the state causing major travel problems and significant power outages. Estimated snow totals being reported to the National Weather … Continue reading

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State Agency Closure Update

Pearl— The following is an update to state agency office closures due to winter weather: Mississippi Department of Human Services: Calhoun, Choctaw, Clay, Grenada, Issaquena, Jefferson, Kemper, Lauderdale, Lee, Leflore, Lowndes Monroe, Montgomery, Oktibbeha, Warren, Webster, Winston, Yalobusha, MDHS State … Continue reading

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Major Winter Storm Expected Wednesday

PEARL – The State Emergency Operations Center is reminding residents to be prepared for extreme winter weather conditions for the northern half of Mississippi beginning Wednesday morning. The National Weather Service is forecasting heaviest snow of up to six inches … Continue reading

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MDOT Urges Caution if Traveling in Mississippi

MDOT crews are reporting ice on roadways or bridges in the following counties at this time: Bolivar, Coahoma, Holmes, Humphreys, Issaquena, Jefferson, Sharkey, Sunflower, Warren, Washington and Yazoo counties. MDOT advises emergency travel only in affected areas. “Preparing for winter weather … Continue reading

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Update to Mississippi Winter Weather Conditions

Pearl — Counties are reporting significant icing impacts to bridges and overpasses in north and central Mississippi. Travel is extremely hazardous. While the precipitation is ending, it will take some time for ice to melt on roadways, especially elevated surfaces. … Continue reading

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Preparing for Winter Weather is Key

JACKSON, MISS. — The Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) has been notified by the National Weather Service (NWS) of the potential for winter weather conditions throughout the state during the next several days. Once icy conditions are reported in your … Continue reading

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Governor Bryant Orders Early Closing of Some State Offices Due to Potential Effects of Winter Weather

JACKSON — After consulting with the Mississippi Emergency Management Agency and other emergency officials, Gov. Phil Bryant has ordered state offices in areas affected by winter weather, including the Jackson Capitol Complex, to close at 3:30 p.m. today. State agency … Continue reading

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