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MDOT Continues To Treat Pine Belt Roads

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Road conditions started to get better this afternoon, but officials say it's possible that they freeze back up tonight.

"This morning everything was basically a sheet of ice all over town," Lt. Jon Traxer of Hattiesburg Police said.

"They are temperatures to drop back down in the teens tonight so it's possible it's going to freeze back over again."

The Mississippi Department of Transportation is doing everything it can to keep that from happening.

"Our crews are out and they are applying more de-icing to the roads," said Kelly Castleberry,MDOT District Engineer.

Their crews have been working since Monday.

"The pretreatment did work," he said. "We are going to keep applying it and we are going to get as much of it melted as we can."

Officials believe this weather event will end by tomorrow afternoon but until then they are asking residents to stay put.

"Motorists can expect to see the ice again and at that point we will apply sand to allow them to have more traction,"Castleberry said.

"We are asking everyone to still use caution and don't be out unless you have to be," Traxler said.

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