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City Winter Weather Update (1-6)

City Winter Weather Update (1-6)

The City’s primary focus during inclement weather is to first treat major streets with inclines/declines, as well as any bridges and overpasses. Secondly, the City will treat remaining major streets on an as-needed basis. Emergency service providers such as hospitals, police, and fire precincts will also receive special considerations during inclement weather.

The City has access to 12 snowplow attachments that are retrofitted for our heavy equipment trucks. However, snowplows are deployed when snow accumulations are four inches or higher. Public Works crews are closely monitoring weather conditions and will continue to do so throughout the winter advisory and will adjust its snow/ice operation based on needs.

The City is reminding citizens to use extreme caution as they travel on roadways.

Warming Center:

The Warming Center at Marion Hale Community Center (4791 Willow Rd.) will open tonight at 7 p.m. and run through 7 a.m., January 7. It will re-open Friday night at 7 p.m. and run through 7 a.m., Saturday, January 8. All persons seeking entry will be required to take a COVID test and adhere to social distancing guidelines. Masks are strongly encouraged.

Anyone needing transportation should call OEM at 901-297-1680.


Memphis Light, Gas and Water’s Electric Outage Summary Map provides general information about the outage level across Shelby County. For information about a specific outage, call MLGW’s Electric Outage Hotline, (901) 544-6500.


MATA is closely monitoring the Winter Weather Advisory situation and will provide updates as needed. Sign up for the Omnilert system for updates on any service impacts, delays, or detours via

Memphis International Airport:

Runways at MEM are open, but passengers should contact their airline before traveling. View the status of departures & arrivals at MEM here:

Shelby County Health Department:

All mass testing sites will be closed with the following exceptions:

•Compass Laboratory Services 1800 Pyramid Place: Open 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

•UTHSC/UCH Community Testing Site 3 North Dunlap Street: Open: 12 to 4 p.m.

If the UTHSC campus is closed due to inclement weather, the testing site will also be closed for the day. The site will resume normal operating hours on Friday. For questions about the site, individuals are asked to call 901-866-8980.

Christ Community Health Services clinic sites will be open for patient care only, not COVID-19 testing.

For more information about Shelby County Health Department’s COVID-19 response, visit