HOUSTON, Miss. (WTVA) - Some counties are recovering from Friday night storms. In Chickasaw County road crews, volunteers, and fire and rescue teams got together to remove the leftover debris.
"It's widespread," said Chickasaw County EMA Linda Griffin said. "So they are having to move from one side of the county to the other."
All night leading up until the morning, road crews worked to clear the roads. Griffin said the crews received several calls throughout the county and city about trees blocking the roads. One of those calls came from the Natchez Trace.
Near the Houston exit on the Natchez Trace, traffic was at a standstill for nearly 20 minutes.
One family came in town to see other family members and they got caught up in traffic. So, they helped the road crews remove the tree from the road so that everyone could get through.
"We do like to help," the Edwards family said. "But we don't like to but in when we are not going to be of use. So, I said maybe we can help here."
With the help from volunteers, the Edwards and their truck, they made progress to remove the tree.
"So the tree was a little bigger than the truck, " Edwards said. "So we had to wait for backup."
That backup was the Van Vleet fire and rescue team. They spent their day helping road crews remove trees from the roads, but to their surprise...
"More trees fell since last night, that's how much damage was done," said assistant fire chief Terry Ray Rhodes
As for Griffin, she said the fallen trees affected traffic in Chickasaw County but also power lines too.
"Power, power companies are out full force, we are hoping everyone has power restored by later tonight," Griffin said.