OXFORD, Miss. (WTVA) -- The winter storm system has been bringing in some heavy rain and cold temperatures along with a good bit of ice.
Emergency officials for the city of Oxford have been tracking the weather and say the city has been prepared.
"All the city department heads have been kept informed and updated on what the current weather conditions are, what to expect and what it's doing. Yesterday, we went and checked all the generators on our water wells and critical facilities to make sure they were all up and operational and good order should we need them," said Oxford Director of Emergency Management Jimmy Allgood.
Along with those preparations, Allgood and his crews have been checking ice accumulations on bridges, power lines and roadways.
Plenty of businesses along with schools closed early or closed for the day Tuesday.
That includes Ole Miss, which closed at noon.
"We didn't want to take any chances of anyone having any difficulty getting to campus. We always want to err on the side of caution when it comes to students, staff and faculty members," said Ole Miss Director of Public Relations Danny Blanton.
Even though the spring semester hasn't started, many students are taking winter session courses.
One Oxford resident said that having thousands of students driving in winter weather can be a challenge.
"When you have about 50-states worth of different forms of driving, then you have a problem here in Oxford. We have a lot of hills, and we have a lot of cultures in town, and a lot of us think we can drive in anything," said Debra Helms.
"If you don't have to be out, don't go out. Stay at home. If your employer let you off or the school is out, just stay at home and enjoy a vacation day," added Allgood.