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2/17/21 - More Winter Precipitation Ahead | Hazardous Roadways | Conserving Energy

Some of this week’s ice and snow have begun to slowly melt away, but more freezing temperatures and precipitation could be on the way. We hear from the national weather service. 

Then, Mississippi’s roadways have been hazardous as a result of the generational winter storm. We talk to the highway patrol. 

Plus, with frigid temperatures expecting to remain throughout the week, Mississippi’s energy providers are urging consumers to cut back. 

Segment 1:

Sunshine and clear skies melted away some ice and snow in parts of the state yesterday. But with sub freezing temperatures and another round of precipitation expected throughout the day and into the night, the wintery conditions could linger longer. For more on the latest we are joined by Joanne Culin with the National Weather Service in Jackson. 

Segment 2:

Law enforcement officers are asking Mississippians to stay off the roads as the state continues to face a severe winter storm that has created ice on roadways. Monday, a winter storm swept through state, leaving behind dangerous snow and ice accumulations on Mississippi’s motorways. The result – over 750 reported highway incidents since Sunday. Major Johnny Polus is with the Mississippi Highway Patrol. He shares more with our Kobee Vance.  

Segment 3:

Days of freezing temperatures across Mississippi have increased demand for gas and electricity. To keep up, some utility companies in Mississippi are urging customers to reduce their utility. Residents are being asked to keep thermostats at 68, close vents in unused rooms and limit using appliances to help conserve energy.  Our Desare Frazier, talks to Entergy and Atmos.