Icy conditions cause issues for some areas

(WAFB) - Parts of north Louisiana, much of Mississippi and points northward are dealing with icy weather.

Dropping temperatures, combined with rainy weather, sent drivers slipping and sliding all over the roads.

Police in Tennessee responded to accidents across the state due to the conditions.

Road crews are working to spread sand and salt in trouble spots.

Around Jackson, MS trees coated in ice are causing concern. The heavy limbs are snapping and breaking.

In Shreveport, DOTD crews are also on high alert for icy conditions. They have salt trucks staged across the area in case things get messy.

Officials urge people to stay off the roads if possible. Those who must drive around are encouraged to drive slower, watch for shiny reflections on bridges and overpasses and stay calm.

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