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

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The Mississippi Department of Transportation will monitor road conditions and issue traffic alerts for roadways and bridges that experience icing conditions. The Mississippi Department of Transportation will monitor road conditions and issue traffic alerts for roadways and bridges that experience icing conditions.

(WMC-TV) - Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant declared a State of Emergency Monday in preparation for possible winter weather across portions of the state.

Northern and central portions of the Miss. could see winter weather conditions including ice and winter precipitation. A State of Emergency declaration 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. "Mississippi has seen its share of winter weather lately, but now is not the time to become weather weary. 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 and accumulations of ice and winter precipitation."

Bryant encourages residents to prepare for the possibility of power outages, problems with pipes that are not fully insulated or at risk of bursting, and dangerous driving conditions.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation will monitor road conditions and issue traffic alerts for roadways and bridges that experience icing conditions. Residents may also dial 5-1-1 for information on road conditions.

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