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January 7, 2010

<FONT COLOR="#ff0000"> <B> WINTER WEATHER BLOG </B> </FONT>

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Reporter Byron Wilkes will begin filing dispatches from the Meridian Emergency Operations Center at 7 a.m. on weather conditions. E-mail Wilkes at bwilkes@themeridianstar.com. Send photos or comments to twitter.com/meridianstar, The Meridian Star Facebook Fan Page, or e-mail editor@themeridianstar.com.



1-8-10, 8:05 a.m.: Road conditions are clear and no travel problems are being experienced by either patrol officers of the MPD or deputies from the Lauderdale County Sheriff's Department. Officials say the cold, brisk and dry air did much to dry up the roadways before any serious freezing could've occurred.



7 p.m.: Sorry folks for the maintained radio silence. No further calls were made to the EOC, and winds are expected to partially dry roads and sidewalks unless more precipitation falls. Temperature lows are expected to be in the single digits, so freezing is very possible.



Right after my last update, I hopped in a LEMA truck with director David Sharp to investigate possible sleet in northern Lauderdale County. We didn't see any sleet, but we did hear a report for a missing high school student with Down's syndrome.



For the next few hours I hit the field on that, but kept checking in with Sharp to make sure no emergencies associated with the wintry weather occurred. Fortunately, they didn't.



Make sure to check your driveways, sidewalks and roadways before driving tonight and tomorrow, and report any emergencies to the proper authorities immediately. Read more about the missing student by picking up Friday's edition of The Meridian Star.



3:15 p.m.: Still no calls concerning weather.

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