Gallery: Snow and Ice Shut Down Mississippi’s Capital City, February 2021

A snowy vide of the interstate with a warning sign above
An electronic message board advises drivers of potential congestion on the intersecting interstate as they drive south on Interstate 55 in north Jackson, Miss., Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, as light snow mixed with sleet, and rain continue to cover much of the state. The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures barely hovering at 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and likely slipping into the single digits by Tuesday morning. A winter storm warning continues throughout the state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

Snow and ice hit Mississippi in a way seldom seen the week of Feb. 15, 2021, closing down its capital city of Jackson, causing a city-wide boil-water alert, and causing multiple power outages. Associated Press photojournalist Rogelio V. Solis captured a city waiting to reopen.

Three women walking down a road covered in snow
Andrea Stallings, center, walks with her children, Avery Stallings, 17, left, and Conner Stallings, 14, right, through a mixture of sleet, snow and rain in their north Jackson, Miss., neighborhood, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, as a winter storm continue to cover much of the state. The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures barely hovering at 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and likely slipping into the single digits by Tuesday morning. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Tree branches coated in ice
Branches of a decorative tree in the moat at the Renaissance at Colony Park, an upscale shopping venue in Ridgeland, Miss., are covered with ice early Monday morning, Feb. 15, 2021, as light snow mixed with sleet, and rain continue to cover much of the state. The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures barely hovering at 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and likely slipping into the single digits by Tuesday morning. A winter storm warning continues throughout the state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Tree branches coated in ice and snow on the ground
Branches of a decorative tree in the moat at the Renaissance at Colony Park, an upscale shopping venue in Ridgeland, Miss., are covered with ice early Monday morning, Feb. 15, 2021, as light snow mixed with sleet, and rain continue to cover much of the state. The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures barely hovering at 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and likely slipping into the single digits by Tuesday morning. A winter storm warning continues throughout the state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A large fountain with marble horses, filled with frozen water
The showcase fountain at the entrance to Renaissance at Colony Park, an upscale shopping venue in Ridgeland, Miss., continues to flow, although its bowl and horses are covered with ice early Monday morning, Feb. 15, 2021, as light snow mixed with sleet, and rain cover much of the state. The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures barely hovering at 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and likely slipping into the single digits by Tuesday morning. A winter storm warning continues throughout the state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Three snow-covered cars driving in single file down an icy interstate
A line of vehicles travel south on Interstate 55 in north Jackson, Miss., Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, as light snow mixed with sleet, and rain continue to cover much of the state. While the highway has several lanes, some drivers preferred to follow an established trail. The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures barely hovering at 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and likely slipping into the single digits by Tuesday morning. A winter storm warning continues throughout the state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Two children in a snowy front yard, sledding on a cardboard box
These Jackson, Miss., siblings turn a cardboard box into a sled as they take turns sliding down a steep driveway leading onto an inclined street in northeast Jackson, Miss., Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, as light snow mixed with sleet, and rain continue to cover much of the state. The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures barely hovering at 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and likely slipping into the single digits by Tuesday morning. A winter storm warning continues throughout the state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
A child riding his cart down an icy road
Blaise Taylor, 7, takes his cart for a quick spin on the the ice covered Jackson, Miss., street near his family's house, Monday, Feb. 15, 2021, as light snow mixed with sleet, and rain continue to cover much of the state. The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures barely hovering at 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and likely slipping into the single digits by Tuesday morning. A winter storm warning continues throughout the state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)
Purple and yellow pansy flowers coated in snow and ice
The decorative foliage that surrounds the showcase fountain at the entrance to Renaissance at Colony Park, an upscale shopping venue in Ridgeland, Miss., is covered with ice early Monday morning, Feb. 15, 2021, as light snow mixed with sleet, and rain cover much of the state. The National Weather Service forecasts temperatures barely hovering at 20 degrees Fahrenheit, and likely slipping into the single digits by Tuesday morning. A winter storm warning continues throughout the state. (AP Photo/Rogelio V. Solis)

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