MEMPHIS, Tenn. – On some busy roads, there was pavement through the snow on Tuesday, and the road crews took advantage of the weather break to prepare for the rest of the week.

“Fortunately, we’re seeing sunshine today,” said Jace Ponder of the Mississippi Department of Transportation. “Even though temperatures are still in the single digits, this sun is helping us break up the ice.”

Whether you just wanted or had to get off, chances are you found clearer roads by Tuesday.

Nichole Lawrence of the Tennessee Department of Transportation said Tuesday work was urgent. They have about 30 plows in use in West Tennessee.

“It’s very important because, as you know, we have another lap ahead of us. We want to make sure we’re making good progress before the next round so it doesn’t pile up, ”said Lawrence.

Forecast from the severe weather center and the weather experts from news channel 3

However, on the streets of Memphis, the city’s resources were less.

“Our supplies and forces are a little stronger,” said Lawrence of TDOT.

To help, Memphis officials signed a contract with a company to add snow plows, bringing their total to 14. Still, the equipment is smaller than that used by TDOT.

And there are still a lot of drivers fighting on back roads.

Officials advise staying home if you can. If you do need to go out, do so in daylight and stay on freeways as often as possible.

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