Dyersburg residents deal with ice after winter storm - Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Dyersburg residents deal with ice after winter storm

Posted: Updated:
DYERSBURG, TN -

(WMC-TV) - Mid-Southerners woke up to a chilly mixture of snow and ice in Dyersburg, Tenn. Monday morning.

Paul Alcozer, who is just one of many who woke up to wintry weather, used an ice scraper and a can of de-icer to get the gas cap cover open.

"It's froze up, there's water all inside," said Alcozer, whose car was parked overnight and when he came out in the morning, everything was covered in ice.

Roads were a challenge for Dyersburg residents, too. Everywhere you looked, people were slowing down and some even avoided driving altogether.

Alcozer learned his lesson parking outside. He says next time there is freezing rain in the forecast, he will make sure he parks in the garage.

Here is some advice for drivers expecting wintry weather:

- Keep plenty of gas in your car.

- Replace wipers and washer fluid.

- Check your car battery.

- Keep an emergency pack ready in your car.

Get the latest from Action News 5 anytime: iPhone | iPad | Android | SMS Alerts | Email Alerts | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Copyright 2014 WMC-TV. All rights reserved.

 

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • Locked and Loaded: Police find gun in woman's vagina

    Locked and Loaded: Police find gun in woman's vagina

    Dallas Archer, 19, was arrested Monday in Kingsport for driving on a suspended license. When officers searched Archer before booking her into jail, they made the discovery.More >>
    Dallas Archer, 19, was arrested Monday in Kingsport for driving on a suspended license. When officers searched Archer before booking her into jail, they made the discovery.More >>
  • breaking

    AMBER ALERT: Georgia officials believe suspects in Lenox area

    AMBER ALERT issued for missing Columbus toddler

    Wednesday, April 23 2014 10:42 PM EDT2014-04-24 02:42:24 GMT
    According to WTVA, an Amber Alert has been issued for a missing Lowndes County toddler. Lowndes County Chief Deputy Marc Miley says they are searching for 2-year-old Malia Harris of Columbus. OfficialsMore >>
    Georgia officials believe suspects in the Mississippi Amber Alert case may be in southwest Georgia. Cook County, GA investigators have been actively searching the Lenox area for the suspects. Officials confirmed a heavy presence of law enforcement in that area Wednesday night.More >>
  • April Mugshots

    April Mugshots

    Tuesday, April 22 2014 2:42 PM EDT2014-04-22 18:42:32 GMT
    Thomas Allen WinstonThomas Allen Winston
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.More >>
    The following are mugshots and charges of individuals arrested between April 1-4 by the Sullivan County Sheriff's Office.More >>
Powered by WorldNow