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Motorists in North Mississippi encouraged to drive carefully in winter conditions

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(WMC-TV) – Traffic on the very busy Goodman Road in Southaven was moving just fine, Monday night. But motorists were still encouraged to be on the lookout for "black ice".

"I haven't seen any ice," Southaven resident Matt Nichols said. "I heard there was some on the overpasses but the roads seem pretty clear except for that."

Nichols may not have noticed the ice on the hood of his car and the blue lights on Goodman Road around 6 p.m. Monday night. The overpass did have icy patches as he heard.

Action News 5's Janice Broach saw two cars spin out on Goodman Road, even though the road appeared to be clear. One man who did not want to talk on camera told us he wrecked when he hit ice near the same overpass.

Sheila Clifton knows you can't take any chances.

"It's not too bad," Clifton said. "I'm used to driving on conditions like this so it's not too bad. But be cautious."

Not long after the wrecks on Goodman Road, trucks started spreading de-icing materials on the road.

Desoto County Schools didn't take any chances and dismissed early Monday afternoon.

"We're going to veg out in front of the TV," Southaven resident Tiffany Kerr said.

The Desoto County Road Department hit the roads earlier in the day when sleet and rain started falling.

Pallets of rock salt were at the ready as road managers checked the roads.

As of Monday evening there were icy patches on the roads in North Mississippi, so if you must get out tonight be very careful.

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