Randi Shafer was driving north on Columbus when she hit an icy patch with her Ford Edge. The vehicle slipped down the road before hitting a utility pole and overturning.
Randi Shafer was driving north on Columbus when she hit an icy patch with her Ford Edge. The vehicle slipped down the road before hitting a utility pole and overturning.
There were no injuries following a pair of unrelated accidents on Columbus Avenue in icy conditions at about 1:45 p.m. Tuesday.

Randi Shafer was driving north on Columbus when she hit an icy patch with her Ford Edge. The vehicle slipped down the road before hitting a utility pole and overturning.

The second accident occurred at roughly the same time. Cole Hodgins was also traveling north when he hit the icy patch with his Ford F150. The truck veered left, sliding into a ditch and hitting a pair of junk cars at a facility.

Meanwhile, earlier in the afternoon, icy conditions caused a head-on collision on Mississippi 19 south. The drivers of both vehicles were take to Neshoba County General Hospital.

A Ford Expedition was northbound and a Jeep was southbound. The Expedition driver was trapped and had to be extricated by the Jaws of Life.

There was yet another accident Tuesday afternoon about 1:30 p.m., caused by icy conditions on the Mississippi 15 bypass near AT&T. A man was taken to the county hospital.

MDOT was reporting I-20 is iced over in Scott, Rankin, Hinds and Newton counties. Much of the southern part of the state was covered in snow or ice.

Gov. Phil Bryant was urging citizens to stay off of roads.