Wintry Mississippi WeatherBy Teresa Collier | Published 10 Jan 2011 09:01am |
JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - Several inches of snow cover parts of north Mississippi and icy roads and bridges made for treacherous driving conditions through a large portion of the state.
The blistering winter storm that passed through Sunday and early Monday dumped snow, sleet and freezing rain, but it did not cause the widespread power outages that forecasters had feared.
Ron Stewart, a spokesman for Mississippi Electric Power Association, said about 2,000 of the utility's 750,000 customers lost power.
Still, traffic remains a major concern. The Mississippi Department of Transportation reports state and federal highways in numerous counties had accumulations of snow and ice with some locations getting more than 8 inches.
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