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Mac MacGuyver would be proud. This plastic spatula came in handy Wednesday morning as an ice scraper as South Mississippi dug out of ice and other frozen precipitation that formed overnight.
Mac MacGuyver would be proud. This plastic spatula came in handy Wednesday morning as an ice scraper as South Mississippi dug out of ice and other frozen precipitation that formed overnight. tmsmith@sunherald.com

South Mississippians woke up Wednesday morning with ice-encased cars and trucks (except for those of you with carports and garages, of course). Since ice-coated windshields are not a common thing down here, and most stores don’t carry a big supply of ice scrapers (or, in some cases, any), folks on the Coast sometimes have to use creativity.

For example, the few times I have to scrape a windshield, I head to the kitchen to get my sturdy plastic spatula. After all, if it’s safe to use on nonstick cookware, it shouldn’t scratch the glass on my car. A coworker says he used two parts vinegar and one part water to thin the ice. Another coworker used “a can of Pringles. That’s all I had.”

Remember the days when you'd just get a phone call announcing school was closed for snow? Well, now principals and teachers (with the help of some special guests) are kicking those announcements up a notch by singing and rapping your school status

Tammy Smith: 228-896-2130, @Simmiefran1

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