Mid-South Drivers Concerned About Black Ice

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Saturday night brought heavy winds and flurries to portions of Shelby County leaving drivers concerned about black ice.

“It’s pretty cold out here,” said driver Antonio Mullinax. “It’s freezing even with all these layers I’m wearing.”

Millington resident Antonio Mullinex knew the winter weather was coming Saturday but said he could do without the snow.

“I’m not a big fan of it really,” he said. “It seems like it’s going to stick. I’m hoping it’s not going to stick. I don’t want to deal with black ice.” 

Claudia Williams was out on the road as well. She said the wind was the worst part.

“You could feel the truck moving,” she said. “I’m also concerned about black ice. To stay alert by paying attention and keeping both hands on the wheel.”

As for road conditions, road crews told Local 24 News they will be treating brides, overpasses and exit ramps as necessary.

“I don’t think it’ll all freeze over considering the ground temperatures,” said Antonio Mullinex. “However, I can see some areas being a problem.”

MPD reminded drivers to exercise caution on the roadway over the weekend tweeting out, “As the wintry precipitation continues to fall, we want to remind drivers to slow down and keep extra space between yourself and the next vehicle.”

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