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Sleet, Cold Rain Falls In Tennessee, Mississippi

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Face-stinging sleet is falling in Memphis and surrounding areas, and officials are warning residents of hazardous road conditions and the chance of power outages caused by ice accumulation on electrical lines and trees.

The National Weather Service said winter storm warnings and advisories and an ice storm warning are in effect for northern Mississippi and West Tennessee on Friday. Meteorologist John Moore said a layer of ice as thick as three-tenths of an inch could accumulate on roads and highways, making driving more perilous.

Sleet is expected to taper off by early evening, then return Saturday in Memphis. Moore said the Tennessee River region and Nashville would likely experience sleet and ice Saturday.

Memphis Gas Light & Water said it is sending crews to areas that experienced power outages Friday.

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