Traffic Update- Ice Storm
There are multiple crashes across the Mid-South.
Right now I-55 north at Brooks road is crawling because a large container has slid off the back of a flat-bed truck.
There is also a crash in the southbound lanes of I-55 at Brooks.
Both the Hernando DeSoto Bridge and I-55 bridge over the Mississippi River are iced over as are many bridges.
There is also a crash on I-40 at Airline Road where the trailer has reportedly come loose from an 18 wheeler truck.
Both Memphis Police and the Shelby County Sheriff’s Office ask that if you are involved in a non-injury crash you do not call them. Instead exchange information and report the crash within 10 days.
Use this link to see TDOT cameras: https://wreg.com/on-air/live-streaming/
Basically, if you do not need to be out please do not drive.
The National Weather Service has issued an ice storm warning for much of the Mid-South including Memphis and Shelby County.
The warning is effective at 9:00 am and continues through 6:00 am Wednesday.
Several Mid-South school districts have closed today due to the winter weather.
So far, there are 13 cancellations at Memphis International Airport.