Friday, December 6 2013 8:22 AM EST2013-12-06 13:22:06 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A water main break is reported at Winchester Road and Riverdale Road. Action News 5's Amy Speropoulos is on the scene. The City of Memphis Office of Emergency Management warns drivers in thatMore >>
A water main break is reported at Winchester Road and Riverdale Road.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 7:56 AM EST2013-12-06 12:56:10 GMT
(WMC-TV) - Dyersburg residents say they are as ready as they are going to get for the winter storm headed their way. For resident Billy Cannon, it is all about watching the weather and waiting for hisMore >>
Officials in Dyersburg and Dyer County are preparing for what they are concerned could end up being a "major historic event".More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 7:50 AM EST2013-12-06 12:50:19 GMT
(WMC-TV) - As a major winter storm moves into the Mid-South, an ice storm warning will be in effect for much of West Tennessee and East Arkansas. A mix of freezing rain and sleet will begin Friday morningMore >>
As a major winter storm moves into the Mid-South, an ice storm warning is in effect for much of West Tennessee and East Arkansas.More >>
Friday, December 6 2013 6:21 AM EST2013-12-06 11:21:39 GMT
(WMC-TV) - A City Watch is in effect for a 79-year-old man who has not been seen since 5 p.m. Thursday. Memphis police officers say Leonard Jones was last seen driving away from the 4300 block of ChickasawMore >>
A City Watch is in effect for a 79-year-old man who has not been seen since 5 p.m. Thursday.More >>
Emergency management officials are cautioning residents about the dangers associated with an approaching winter storm expected to bring ice, sleet and possibly snow to the mid-South region.More >>
As winter storms move into the West Tennessee, East Arkansas, and North Mississippi, emergency crews are ready and being proactive. More >>
MEMPHIS, TN -
(WMC-TV) - An early morning explosion at a Chemical plant in North Memphis sent two people to the hospital with severe burns.
The explosion happened shortly after 2 a.m. Monday at PennAKem on Chelsea Avenue. PennAKem is a high-tech specialty chemical company.
We do not know what caused the fire, but we know 12 people were on site when the explosion happened. Two people were taken to The MED's burn unit in critical condition.
According to Lt. Wayne Cooke with the Memphis Fire Department, those who were injured received burns on 80 percent to 90 percent of their bodies.
Right now, the two people seriously injured have been described as men in their 40s.
Hazmat and emergency crews are keeping everyone away from the scene. Police were blocking off several streets in the area as well.
Chelsea Avenue has since been cleared and re-opened.
Those in the area were warned to stay inside as a safety precaution. Also, we were originally told there was a chemical cloud moving to the southwest. However, Lt. Cooke confirmed the cloud is just smoke.