Tipton & Lauderdale County Schools Closed Thursday

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(WREG-TV) Tipton County and Lauderdale County schools will once again be closed Thursday.

Schools there were closed today due to the winter storm and more than 4,000 without power as of this morning.

At one point Tuesday night as many as 10,000 people were in the dark.

Wednesday, crews with Southwest Tennessee Electric were out removing tree limbs and ice from power lines to restore electricity to the area.

Some people in Tipton County were taking matters into their own hands using guns to remove ice from heavy tree branches near their homes.

“If that falls on my roof that’s going to take my front porch out,” said Don Heady.

Don Heady has lived near Munford for fourteen years and says this is the worst ice storm he has ever seen, “I lost a lot of trees. Everybody has. I was without power sixteen hours Sunday and three hours yesterday.”

Katrina Fish has been watching tree branches crash around her home and she’s worried about what will fall next, “With the wind picking up I’m afraid they are going to keep coming down.”

The National Weather Service says around half an inch of ice accumulated in Tipton County during the freezing rain Tuesday afternoon and evening.

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