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Mississippi struggles with winter storm

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JACKSON, Ms, (KNOE 8 News) - An ice storm warning was out for much of the Mississippi Delta today and will be in effect until at least 6 p.m. Tuesday as motorists were being warned of continuing icy conditions on roads and bridges - a warning that extended into northeastern counties.

Gov. Phil Bryant had already declared a state of emergency in several counties hit hard by wintry ice storm. Bryant's office says at least 45 counties had reported being affected by the storms.

Bryant says the state has ensured local officials that they will have the tools they need to respond.

The National Weather Service says ice accumulations of one-quarter to one-half an inch were reported in the region Monday. Another quarter inch to half an inch of ice accumulation is expected Tuesday with locally higher amounts possible.

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