Icy conditions making travel difficult for Friday drivers

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Slushy ice has closed most area schools, but it's also affecting government offices, public transit and flights Friday morning.

From 3 a.m. to 4 p.m. Memphis police have responded to just over 100 crashes across the city.

Check our traffic page.

Here's what conditions on 385 looked like just before sunrise:

The Wolf River Bridge on Germantown Parkway is icy but passable.

And then there was this on 240:

Goodman Road eastbound is completely shut down from Highway 51 to Interstate Boulevard until further notice.

Authorities have asked that you please find an alternate route until they can get it cleared.

In Mississippi, DeSoto County is not reporting any accidents or major backups, but there is a major accident involving an overturned tractor-trailer that has southbound I-55 shut down near Pope, Mississippi.

An 18-wheeler is overturned on I-55 near the Pope, Mississippi exit. (submitted)

Memphis Area Transit Authority says Routes 6 and 18 will not run and other routes may be slow.

The Memphis airport is reporting eight flight cancellations Friday morning. (Check flymemphis.com for latest.)

Main Street in Memphis looked pretty.

But the hill on Beale Street was treacherous for trucks.

This was the scene at Kenneth and Olds in Raleigh.

The Memphis Zoo is closed today.

So is Big River Crossing, if you wanted to get a skyline shot in the snow.

Graceland, however, will be open and operating regular hours, if you need something to do with your snow day. (UPDATE: Graceland closed around 11 a.m.)

Due to icy conditions on G.E. Patterson and Vance Streets, MATA announced it is detouring all buses off Front Street in both directions.

The snow winter flurry caused multi traffic accidents across the interstate.

Jason Arrington witnessed the multi-car pileup first had.

Arlington wrote on that 18 semi's and 8 passenger vehicles were involved.

Tennessee Highway Patrol tweeted out Friday evening that the National Guard has been called to assist in clearing the multi-car pileup on I-40 in Decature County.

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