Gov. Barbour declares State of Emergency

JACKSON, MS (WLOX) - Governor Haley Barbour has declared a state of emergency in anticipation that a severe winter storm will produce dangerous weather conditions across Mississippi.

"I have asked MEMA and the National Guard to be prepared to provide emergency assistance if needed," Governor Barbour said. "I urge everyone to exercise caution in this winter storm and travel only when necessary."

The Governor will determine early Friday whether to close state offices due to dangerous weather conditions. Agency directors and local news outlets will be notified.

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