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The snow may be gone, but be cautious of ice while driving Saturday morning

Members of the D'Iberville Police and Fire Departments work to clear a one car accident from the north bound lane of I-110 on Friday, January 24, 2014. Ice began to accumulate on the bridge as temperatures hovered around freezing, making for dangerous driving conditions.
Members of the D'Iberville Police and Fire Departments work to clear a one car accident from the north bound lane of I-110 on Friday, January 24, 2014. Ice began to accumulate on the bridge as temperatures hovered around freezing, making for dangerous driving conditions. Sun Herald file

“#Snowpocalypse2017” may be a memory on the Coast of a dusting of snow on some rooftops, but some ice may still be lingering.

Harrison County Emergency Management Director Rupert Lacy said the county’s road department used preemptive measure to keep ice from being a problem, especially on the county’s bridges.

“The road department went out Friday night after the rain had stopped and they put some brine and slag on a lot of the bridges,” he said. “We picked the bridges that are some of the most-heavily traveled and we continued to monitor them through the night, but there may be some isolated spots here and there where this is some ice.”

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is reporting some icy roads and areas in Jackson County.

MDOT is asking drivers to use caution is several counties in South Mississippi.
MDOT is asking drivers to use caution is several counties in South Mississippi.

MDOT is urging drivers to use caution while driving in several counties in South Mississippi.

The forecast

According to the National Weather Service in Slidell, highs on Saturday will be in the mid-40s. Lows will be in the lower 30s. On Sunday, highs will be in the lower 50s with lows in the mid-30s. No rain is in the forecast for Saturday nor Sunday.

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