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State of Emergency declared in Miss. ahead of possible severe weather

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Residents may also dial 5-1-1 for information on road conditions. Residents may also dial 5-1-1 for information on road conditions.

(WMC-TV) - Gov. Phil Bryant declared a State of Emergency Tuesday night in preparation for possible severe weather across portions of Mississippi.

Northern portions—including Coahoma, DeSoto and Tunica counties—of the state could see winter weather conditions including ice and winter precipitation.

A State of Emergency declaration is an administrative tool that allows state officials to position and deploy resources to assist areas that are impacted by an emergency.

"I have declared a State of Emergency to aid emergency officials in preparing for the onset of this potentially dangerous weather," said Bryant. "Residents should not overreact but should make plans now to ensure they are prepared for a variety of conditions, including prolonged freezing temperatures, icy roadways, heavy rains, and potential flooding.

Bryant says residents in areas affected by winter weather should not drive unless necessary.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is monitoring road conditions and will issue traffic alerts for roadways and bridges that experience icing conditions, according to Bryant's website.

Residents may also dial 5-1-1 for information on road conditions.

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