Why you should stay off the roads during inclement wintry weather

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Winter storms and icy roads were tough on Attala County residents and first responders this week.

Attala County Emergency Management Director, Danny Townsend tells Breezy News that 15 motor vehicle accidents were reported through communications within 48 hours during the wintry freeze.

Townsend says many of these calls involved multiple vehicles and that the number doesn’t reflect the many incidents where vehicles slid off the roadway without the driver reporting it to law enforcement.

These numerous crashes and incidents are the reason that emergency management warns drivers to stay off the roadways when they are covered in ice.

3 comments
  1. Lane
    Lane
    January 19, 2024 at 4:46 PM

    Some of these people had high confidence in their four wheel drive vehicles. Ice can turn that four wheel drive into a four wheel slide.

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  2. Don
    Don
    January 19, 2024 at 5:23 PM

    I started to say, “Get a Ford to pull him out!” Then I realized that IS a Ford!

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  3. Jason
    Jason
    February 3, 2024 at 12:44 PM

    So why don’t the state or county close the roads if they are not safe to travel?

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