Wayne County Emergency Management urges residents to stay off roads

WAYNE COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - This is a news release from Wayne County Emergency Management

Wayne County Emergency Management Agency reminds residents to "stay home and stay safe" during the winter weather event, which is continuing into Wednesday morning.

EMA Director Angela Atchison reports a number of motorists have been caught in hazardous driving conditions, and emergency response is limited due to icy road conditions. "The thing that we're asking people to do is if they don't have anywhere they must absolutely be … then just stay home," she said.

No injuries or fatalities have been reported as of 9 a.m., Wednesday morning, and with temperatures still hovering below the freezing mark, roads are still potentially dangerous with "black ice," which can result in accidents or vehicles leaving the road.

"Conditions are not expected to improve rapidly, so it is best to stay in place and not venture out sightseeing," Atchison said. "Chances are that those involved in ice-related accidents cannot receive assistance from emergency responders due to treacherous road conditions."