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Tate County still in icy storm's grip

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SENATOBIA, Miss. (FOX13) -

Parts of Tate County in northern Mississippi spent some of Wednesday still in the grips of the season's first ice storm.

Ice was melting on the magnolias while school buses were parked with ice dripping off of the mirrors.

While the region was thawing out, some county residents said this first winter storm was working its way toward the level of the legendary ice storm of 1994. Others said not so much, because in 1994 the ice was thicker and it was everywhere.
"Not as bad, but in places like the bridges, they were frozen up pretty good," said one person.  
"Ahh, this is not nearly as bad as the one in '94; ice was everywhere," said another.

Classes were in session in Senatobia but several county classes were canceled another day due to slick black ice conditions on the county roads and bridges. At one point, though, Tate County classes were in session but were canceled due to inclement weather adding to the confusion.

The problem dealt with the bridges over Arkabutla Road. The bridges over this portion of the Coldwater River Bottom were still icy on Wednesday morning.

Because the bridges were icy, many students missed another day of school, which they didn't mind at all.

Tate County Sheriff Brad Lance told FOX13 News that some of the areas in and around Independence, on the eastern side of the county, remained a problem Wednesday morning because of ice on the bridges.

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