As school closures continue and some businesses remain closed because of icy roads, warmer temperatures are on their way with a sunny start to Friday.
In the Jackson area, some businesses and restaurants have opened and some have abbreviated store hours.
Njeri Boss, vice president of public relations for Waffle House, confirmed Tuesday the company is working on keeping its restaurants open.
According to prerecorded messages on restaurant phone lines on Friday, orders are not being taken by phone, but customers can get food to go in person.
The IHOP at 474 Briarwood Dr. is open Friday for limited to go menu items and according to an employee who answered the phone, they were unsure of how long the restaurant would be open because of the limited food they had.
According to a Facebook post on the restaurant’s page Thursday, Aplos will be open offering to go, delivery and curbside starting at 11 a.m. on Friday.
Crawdad Hole at 1150 Lakeland Drive plans to be open at 2 p.m. Friday, according to a Facebook post on the restaurant’s page.
According to a Corner Market employee who picked up the phone, the Corner Market at 653 Duling Avenue is open Friday. The employee was unsure how long the market would be open, adding it will depend on the road conditions later in the day.
The Maywood Mart Corner Market at 1220 E. Northside Drive is open Friday and expected to be open until 4 p.m., according to a Corner Market employee who answered the phone.
The Brandon Home Depot at 200 Orleans Way is open Friday morning. An employee who picked up the phone said the store will hopefully be open until 6 p.m., if not until the store’s usual 9 p.m. closing time.
The northeast Jackson Home Depot at 6325 Interstate 55 North Frontage Road is open Friday morning, but an employee who picked up the phone said they was unsure how long the store is expected to be open.
A Home Depot employee at the Clinton Home Depot, 5000 Hampstead Blvd, said the store opened with a delayed start Friday and was unsure of how long the store would be open. A decision if the store will close at 6 p.m. based on road conditions will be made by 3 p.m., according to the employee.
Lowe’s Home Improvement
The Lowe’s at 2250 Greenway Dr. is open and according to an employee who picked up the phone will be open until 9 p.m. Friday.
The north Jackson Target at 6365 Interstate 55 North Frontage Road is open Friday and an employee said over the phone they were unsure how long the store would be open.
The Sonic at 1900 E County Line Road is open, but an employee who picked up the phone said they were unsure of how long the restaurant will be open Friday.
The Sonic at 316 US-51 is also open Friday and is expected to be open until 10 p.m., according to an employee who picked up the phone.
This story may update.
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