MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Workers in Tennessee raced Sunday to fix water mains that failed in freezing temperatures, and COVID-19 vaccine shipments resumed as the South carried on with efforts to recover from the winter weather that paralyzed parts of the nation.
In Texas, where millions of people endured days of bitter cold without power, officials urged President Joe Biden to visit as soon as possible.
Ten inches of snow fell in Memphis last week, followed by a sustained cold snap. The area saw temperatures that were as much as 40 degrees below normal, according to the National Weather Service. With the forecast calling for temperatures to climb into the 50s, the city expected to see significant melting of the snow and ice that accumulated on streets, sidewalks and roofs.
Now the problem is not enough water.
Memphis remained under a boil advisory Sunday after officials said they were concerned that low water pressure caused by problems at aging pumping