MDOT, grocery stores brace amid winter weather advisory

A winter weather advisory for Lee County and surrounding areas has forced state officials to prepare if roads become icy.

Posted: Nov. 13, 2018 10:47 PM
Updated: Nov. 14, 2018 9:14 AM

SALTILLO, Miss. (WTVA) - A winter weather advisory for Lee County and surrounding areas has forced state officials to prepare if roads become icy.  

Bridges will be salted first according to the Mississippi Department of Transportation because they would become dangerous.

Crews placed salt spreaders on the back of their trucks on Tuesday.

"We drive extra slow. We've got kids," said Ashley Barnett. "You've got to be careful."

Cpl. Jason Roe with Mississippi Highway Patrol advises drivers to check that their cars are fully operational.

"If you're traveling somewhere, make sure you have a plan. Make sure if your car breaks down, know the area you're going to be in," he said.

Meanwhile, residents are flocking to the stores for essentials like eggs, bread and milk.

"It's been pretty busy all day," said Clay Knight, the manager at Todd's Big Star. "A lot of people have come in for their holiday stuff and a lot of people are having office parties."

The manager at Food Giant in Saltillo says they've already run out of one brand of bread in their store. More shipments are expected in on Thursday.

I have four kids, so I stay pretty stocked up," said shopper Elizabeth Jackson. "It doesn't really bother me on that. Besides, I've got to get out no matter what."

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