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DeSoto County leaders worry about possible ice, flooding

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The bell sounded early for students in DeSoto County as the potentially dangerous road conditions grew Tuesday. The bell sounded early for students in DeSoto County as the potentially dangerous road conditions grew Tuesday.
A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said state crews will do what they can on the roads before rush hour. A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said state crews will do what they can on the roads before rush hour.

(WMC-TV) - DeSoto County emergency leaders are worried about two possible outcomes with the upcoming weather: If temperatures drop then the rain and standing water could freeze or the potential for flooding.

The bell sounded early for students in DeSoto County as the potentially dangerous road conditions grew Tuesday.

David Kreger had to drive a moving truck to Reno, Nevada. He knows the puddles of water and pouring rain could turn to snow the farther he travels.

"I've got a 26-foot budget truck to drive. I'm not used to driving a big diesel truck," he said.

Commerce Street and other roads in Hernando continued to take a pounding from the rain, but it did not freeze Tuesday afternoon. Travelers heading south wanted to leave before there was any chance of that happening.

A spokesperson for the sheriff's office said state crews will do what they can on the roads before rush hour.

As of late Tuesday afternoon, there were no reports of major accidents.

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