As Cold Temperatures Refuse To Budge, Mid-Southerners Should Expect Roads To Freeze Over

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Much of I-40 and I-240 was clear Friday night, but overpasses and exit ramps were covered in large patches of snow and ice.

As our crew made their way around the interstate they spotted about a dozen cars stranded on the shoulder or in a ditch. Near the Shelby Drive exit off I-55 two men tried pushing their van off the grass and back on the road.

Roads around Midtown including Union, Madison and Cooper were icy.

Local Memphis caught up with some Mid-Southerners who had to brave the weather and roads to work.

"Horrible. Probably the worst I've seen in a while. It's 18-wheelers in the median and the rail jackknifed kind of stuff," said Jace Harshman who said his one- hour drive from Osceola, Arkansas to Memphis took three hours Friday.

 "Please just be careful that's the main thing be concerned about other drivers. Take your time don't rush," said Demetrius Harris.

 The City of Memphis plans to keep salt and sand trucks out for the next 24 hours.

Shelby County and TDOT will keep an eye out for trouble spots.


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