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N. Mississippi braces for round two of winter weather

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Drivers tried braving the snow and ice that collected on Oxford, Miss. roads, while kids got an early start to their snow day. Drivers tried braving the snow and ice that collected on Oxford, Miss. roads, while kids got an early start to their snow day.
But now, several North Mississippi counties are waiting to see what Wednesday's winter storm will bring. But now, several North Mississippi counties are waiting to see what Wednesday's winter storm will bring.
Gibens says road crews were out late Tuesday to Wednesday morning treating roads to make them passable with another storm set to arrive. Gibens says road crews were out late Tuesday to Wednesday morning treating roads to make them passable with another storm set to arrive.
OXFORD, MS -
(WMC-TV) - With the bitter cold making its way back to the Mid-South, people living in North Mississippi are getting ready for round two.

Drivers tried braving the snow and ice that collected on Oxford, Miss. roads Tuesday morning, while kids got an early start to their snow day.

The snow day for students meant a day off for teachers. Schools in Alcorn County were also out Tuesday due to winter weather

"I mean, it was great because the kids will get out and play," said N. Mississippi teacher Aubrey Seal. "We haven't had recess in a while because it's been so cold."

Ole Miss also canceled its early classes, but students who had classes after noon Tuesday were not as lucky.

"I have a class at 1 p.m. and I got an email saying it's still on, so I guess we'll see if that still happens," said one Ole Miss student.

But now, several North Mississippi counties are waiting to see what Wednesday's winter storm will bring. 

Road crews are ready to deploy, especially in Alcorn County.

"Automobile accidents, people in the medians. The city has been dealing with wrecks," said emergency services director Ricky Gibens.

Gibens says road crews were out late Tuesday to Wednesday morning treating roads to make them passable with another storm set to arrive.

"I'm hoping we miss it, but if we don't, I'm already urging motorists: just stay at home. If you do not have to be out, please stay at home for your safety and the safety of others," he said. 

MDOT has reported icy conditions in 38 different counties in Mississippi.

For up-to-date roadway information in Miss., go to www.mdottraffic.com or dial 5-1-1.

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