Marshall County hit with minimal ice, snow; some accidents reported
Marshall County edged by again over the weekend with no substantial ice accumulation on trees and power lines, according to Larry Hall, county administrator.
Road and bridge crews were out by daybreak assessing the roads and applying salt and gravel, on slopes, bridges and overpasses Saturday morning.
There was some ice accumulation on trees and power lines, but not enough to cause limbs to break, lines to down, or power outages early Saturday, Hall said.
We came back yesterday after the hard freeze Saturday night and hit the areas that usually give us problems like Marianna Road and Lake Estates (the hills and hollows), he said.
We had a thin icy glaze again Monday morning in an area south of a line from Chulahoma to Waterford to Potts Camp. There were several wrecks. Of course, it was over by nine or 10 oclock.
County and city schools, Holy Family and Marshall Academy, were closed Monday, some due to Presidents Day and others because of the weather, as well as banks and government offices. Roads were clearing by late Sunday and early Monday.
Only one serious weather-related accident of note occurred Monday around 9:13 a.m., according to Kenny Holbrook, chief with Holly Springs Fire Department. The department used the jaws to extricate the driver of a car on Tippah River Road.
Holbrook said Amelia Wilkerson, 17, of Potts Camp, was crossing an icy bridge, lost control and veered off the road with her vehicle striking a tree.
Assisting Potts Camp Fire Department in the extrication were Marshall County sheriffs deputies, Emergystat, as well as Holly Springs FD, he said.
Wilkerson was transported via Wings to Memphis, he said.
There were no weather-related fires over the weekend and most accidents in Holly Springs were minor fender-benders, Holbrook said.
It was really another weekend that was not as bad as I expected it to be, Hall said. I stayed out all night Friday and we didnt have any problems on the ground until about daylight.
It changed throughout the day and it came in again about dark with more sleet.
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