No icy roads reported in Lafayette County

Published 10:18 am Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Despite a few flurries and a freeze warning issued by the National Weather Service Tuesday, Oxford and Lafayette County roads are safe for travelers this morning, according to local officials.

Oxford Public Works Director Bart Robinson said he’s heard no reports of icy road conditions inside the city limits but warns drivers to maintain caution over the next 24 hours.

“Freezing conditions always bring the possibility especially on elevated surfaces such as bridges and overpasses,” he said this morning.

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Lafayette County Emergency Management Coordinator Steve Quarles also said he hasn’t received any reports of icy roads in the county.

“Dispatch said no deputies have reported ice on roads and that no one has called in to report any,” he said.

The Mississippi Department of Transportation also has no reports of ice on local bridges or highways.

The freeze warning is in effect through noon today. Temperatures are expected to hit a high of 44 today but will drop below freezing tonight with an expected low of 27 degrees. Another freeze warning will be in effect this evening through Thursday morning.

Temperatures are expected to rise over the weekend back into the 60s during the day and 40s at night with spring-like weather returning to the area Monday.