MS authorities were advising people to limit travel only to emergencies.
"We're not like Philadelphia or NY who deal with this regularly".
"It's just kind of standard procedure for us", White said.
Even a light snowstorm can generate panic across the Southeast. Teachers and students camped out in schools.
The Red Cross urges residents to prepare for winter weather, emphasizing that preparing early will help avoid last-minute rushing.
Forecasters say parts of the Deep South were in the path of a weather system that's expected to bring more snow, followed by bitterly cold temperatures.
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Another hard freeze is expected Wednesday night into Thursday morning as lows will fall into the low 20s. "The same band produced.2 inches in Huntsville, but the snowfall was heavier in Tennessee with about 1-inch reported".
Snow is expected to fall on parts of Alabama on Tuesday, and where it does fall could be a nightmare for anyone venturing out on the roads.
Meanwhile, in MS, hazardous road conditions closed courthouses in Mississippi's most populated counties, including Hinds, Harrison and Desoto.
Temperatures stay cold through Thursday, but we warm up into the weekend.
The National Weather Service on Tuesday had issued winter storm warnings in northern Louisiana and the northwest portion of Mississippi. In fact, after falling below freezing Tuesday, this could be a 35+ hour freeze from start to finish.
In Texas, the weather was so cold that Gov. Greg Abbott postponed an event in Arlington to announce his plan to rein in rising property taxes in the state. Please use extra caution and be aware that you can hit ice at any moment while you're out driving.
Most schools, government offices and businesses in Austin, San Antonio and surrounding counties were closed on Tuesday because of the conditions caused by the Arctic cold front.