As day gave way to night on Monday, there was no give in the grip of the winter storm that has the Greater Memphis area braving single-digit temperatures and multi-inch fallen snow and ice.
Officially, a winter-storm warning still was in effect, with below zero windchills projected through Wednesday morning by the National Weather Service Forecast Office Memphis.
“Another round of significant winter weather with snow and ice accumulations accumulations likely Wednesday into Thursday,” read a National Weather Service (NWS) post Monday evening.
Here is the NWS detailed forecast:
As the 9 p.m. approached, Memphis Light, Gas & Water reported that 99.7 percent of the utility’s customers had power, with five outages affecting 137 people.
Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s Electric Outage Summary Map provides general information about the outage level across Shelby County. Detailed information about specific addresses is not available for home safety and security measures. All information displayed on this site is based on reported and known outages.
For information about an specific outage, or instances where a customer has an outage and the section of the map doesn’t show any outages, call MLGW’s Electric Outage Hotline, (901) 544-6500.
MLGW closed its community offices, encouraging customers to call 544-6549, use webchat or My Account. For a list of authorized pay agents and other ways to pay, visit: mlgw.com.
Important MLGW contact information for customers:
- Electric Outage Reporting: 544-6500
- Gas & Water Outage Reporting and other Emergencies: 528-4465
- Customer Care Center: 544-6549
- Online Outage Center: mlgw.com/home/outagecenter
The inclement weather and the threat of hazardous driving conditions forced myriad other cancellations, with the Shelby County Health Department reporting that the following COVID-19 vaccination sites would be closed on Tuesday (Feb. 16).
- Appling Inspection Station– 2355 Appling City Cove, Memphis, TN 38133
- Pipkin Building– 940 Early Maxwell Road, Memphis, TN 38104
- Germantown Baptist Church– 9450 Poplar Avenue, Germantown, TN 38139
- Southwest Tennessee Community College Whitehaven Center– 1234 Finley Road, Memphis, 38116
- CSFP Warehouse – 1020 South Bellevue 38106
All appointments scheduled for Tuesday, February 16 will be rescheduled.
The Health Department has announced that it will make decisions regarding vaccine operations on a day-to-day basis during inclement weather. A decision regarding Wednesday will be announced Tuesday afternoon by 2 p.m.
Updated information regarding closures will be posted on the www.shelby.community website.
In Memphis and throughout the Mid-South, travel was discouraged. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency urged people to be cautious and to limit travel only to necessary trips as road conditions worsened Monday.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation said impacted roads were being treated and plowed. Shelters and warming centers were opened in Nashville, Paris, Jackson and Memphis.
At Memphis International Airport (MEM), crews continued to work around the clock to clear runways and taxiways. As passenger flights ended for the day, FedEx flights were continuing.
Passengers were instructed to check directly with their airlines for most up-to-date information about flight schedules, which have been volatile with winter weather affecting many areas across the U.S.