Attala County escaped the worst of what was expected from the winter storm early this week.
Emergency Manager Danny Townsend said getting sleet instead of freezing rain in the early storm cycle made all the difference. Although roads were icy and impassable, power remained on throughout for most.
"Because we got sleet instead of freezing rain, we're doing better than we could have. There might be some outages, but the grid is looking good so far," Townsend said Tuesday.
Residents heeding warnings to stay off the roads helped prevent accidents.
"Most people have been smart and have been staying home," he said.
But more winter weather was expected Wednesday and Thursday after The Star-Herald went to press.
“It will only be above freezing for a little while on Wednesday, so people should expect issues through the end of the week,"said Townsend.
Both Kosciusko and Attala County public schools moved to offering virtual education on through at least Wednesday.
Non-emergency city and county offices were closed Monday and Tuesday. Only a small team was expected to man city hall Wednesday, with county offices remaining closed.