City of Memphis provides update on winter weather

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) – The City of Memphis has provided an update on the state of the city following last week’s ice storm.

As of 11 a.m., 85.62% of MLGW customers have power, but 60,549 are still experiencing outages.

In addition to residential outages, the city report says there are 32 traffic lights that are still off due to power outages.

These tips have been provided for traffic lights depending on their status:

  • Traffic lights with breakdowns should be treated as a four-way stop
  • Flashing red lights should be treated as a stop sign
  • Flashing yellow lights mean drivers should use caution only when traffic permits

With warming temperatures, respite centers have been closed, but the Hickory Hill Community Center Warming Center will reopen tonight at 7 p.m. and will remain open until 7 a.m. the following morning.

Public Works is still clearing downed trees from roads and provided this data Monday morning:

  • 472 felled trees were reported
  • 410 trees were removed from city streets
  • There are 62 open service requests
  • There are 12 city crews working to clean up reported downed trees

Several locations are still closed due to power outages:

  • Libraries
    • Raleigh Library
    • Randolph Library
    • Southern Libraries
  • Community centers:
    • Raymond Skinner Community Center
    • Raleigh Community Center
    • Davis Community Center

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