Although the precipitation has subsided, the aftermath will linger for several days. Law enforcement and road crews, along with utility providers, are dealing with an ever evolving situation.
Vicksburg Police Deputy Chief Bobby Stewart says ”I-20 is a parking lot, especially westbound.” He went on to say, “Black ice has the overpass bridges like a sheet of glass, making stopping hazardous.”
Entergy spokeswoman Sheila McKinnis said as of 8:30a.m.,there are over 7500 service outages in their system in Warren County. The Eagle Lake community, which is served by Twin County Electric Power, is completely without power. Yazoo Valley is dealing with several areas with poles down, including Highway 3.
Trees and power lines are across numerous streets and roadways throughout Warren County. Crews are working with every available hand on deck.
Local officials are encouraging the public to continue to shelter in place until the afternoon unless it is an emergency. This will give crews the opportunity to clear trees and downed power lines.
Officials have no timetable at the moment for power restoration as they are still assessing damages.