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Posted on: January 6, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Winter Weather Afternoon Update

Winter Weather-Afternoon Update
Hazardous Driving Conditions/Bitter Cold Temperatures Will Linger
? Winter Weather Advisory continues through 6 p.m.
? Tonight’s Low will be in the teens-the High tomorrow won’t get above freezing
? Check on those who live alone, especially the elderly and disabled
City of Memphis Warming Center
? 6 p.m. tonight – 7 a.m. tomorrow
? Benjamin Hooks Library, 3030 Poplar Avenue
? Free rides provided by MATA (901) 636-2525
Law Enforcement
? The weather continues to cause traffic crashes
? Drivers involved in non-injury traffic crashes should exchange information and file a report when the weather clears
Memphis Area Transit Authority
? 11 Thomas: Slick roads at the intersection of Pear and North Second Street. A detour will use Thomas Street
? 36 Hacks Cross: Slick roads at the intersection of Winchester and Clearbrook. Route 36 will detour using Cottonwood to Mendenhall
? 69 Winchester: Slick roads at the intersection of Goodlett and Winchester. Route 69 will use Getwell instead of Goodlett ? 42 Crosstown: Slick roads at the intersection of Airways and Shelby. Route 42 will detour using Shelby to Millbranch to Wilson
Memphis Light, Gas and Water
? No significant power outages
? Call MLGW (901) 544-6500 to report outages
Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services
? Place space heaters at least three (3) feet from furniture and clothes
? Vent generators outside, away from garages
? Never use charcoal grills indoors
Plan Ahead For Driving On Snow
? Have a full tank of gas
? Check windshield wipers and the wiper fluid level
? Make sure defrosters are working and have ice-melt spray for car windows
As You Travel
? Keep headlights on (even during daylight hours)
? Drive slowly, especially when crossing bridges and overpasses
? Use lower gears to increase traction and do not use cruise control
? Leave two to three car lengths between you and other motorists
? If you skid, remove your foot from the accelerator
Stay Informed
? Shelby County Office of Preparedness HLS/EMA Facebook Group, Twitter@SCOP_HLS_EMA or call (901) 222-6700
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