TN National Guard Helping Stranded Motorists

(WREG-TV) Tennessee National Guard soldiers have been mobilized to help motorists stranded in West Tennessee, specifically the Dyer County area.

Teams will have water, food, and blankets, and will conduct health checks.

Several thousand people are stranded on I-55, I-40, and several highways because of ice on the roadways.

Armories in the area have been placed on standby in case motorists need emergency shelter.

The Arkansas National Guard is also helping those who are stuck on roadways in the state.

It’s estimated several thousand people are stuck on I-55 from West Memphis to the Missouri border, and West Memphis to Forrest City on I-40 east.

Some people have been stranded for more than 12 hours.

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