Winter Weather Update January 6, 2017

Shelby County Office of Preparedness
Mark H. Luttrell, Jr., Mayor
Dale Lane, Director
Operations Command Center
(901) 222-6700
1075 Mullins Station Road, Suite 113, Memphis, Tennessee 38134
Steve Shular, Public Affairs Officer
Cell (901) 359.5117
January 6, 2017
4:30 a.m.
Winter Weather Morning Update
 Winter Weather Advisory continues through 6 p.m.
 1 to 2 inches of snow expected
 Today’s high will be in the 20s, the low tonight will be in the teens
Travel and Roads
 Traffic-No major disruptions
 Leave early for your destination
 Salt and sand trucks are giving priority to heavier traveled roads
Cold Temperatures Will Linger Through the Weekend
 Bitter cold temperatures through Sunday
 Check on those who live alone, especially the elderly and disabled
 Wear layers of clothes if you have to be out
Memphis Area Transit Authority
 Bus routes are operating on a normal schedule
Memphis Light, Gas and Water
 No significant power outages
 Call MLGW (901) 544-6500 to report outages
Fire Department/Emergency Medical Services
 Place space heaters at least three (3) feet from furniture and clothes
 Vent generators outside, away from garages
 Never use charcoal grills indoors
Plan ahead for driving on snow
 Have a full tank of gas
 Check windshield wipers and the wiper fluid level
 Make sure defrosters are working and have ice-melt spray for car windows
As you travel
 Keep headlights on (even during daylight hours)
 Drive slowly, especially when crossing bridges and overpasses
 Use lower gears to increase traction and do not use cruise control
 Leave two to three car lengths between you and other motorists
 If you skid, remove your foot from the accelerator
Stay informed
 Shelby County Office of Preparedness HLS/EMA Facebook Group, Twitter@SCOP_HLS_EMA or call (901) 222-6700
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