Newfound Gap Road is covered in snow and ice after the snow storm on Wednesday. (Source: Kyle Grainger, WVLT)
MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Emergency crews are at the ready and residents are stocking up on groceries, buying electricity generators and gassing up their cars in advance of a winter storm forecasters predict will bring freezing rain and ice into northern Mississippi and West Tennessee.
The National Weather Service says winter storm warnings and watches and an ice storm warning are in effect for Friday. Forecasters are anticipating precipitation that could remain frozen on the ground for a day or more.
Tennessee declared a state of emergency for the western and middle parts of the state Thursday. Officials are cautioning residents about potentially hazardous road travel and the possibility that downed trees and power lines could knock out electricity to homes and businesses.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.