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(WMC-TV) - Soldiers of the Tennessee National Guard were mobilized Tuesday afternoon to assist stranded drivers in Dyer County, Tenn.

Soldiers have water, food, and blankets they will be bringing around to drivers. They will also conduct welfare checks to make sure there are no health emergencies that need to be addressed.

The winter storm that swept through the Mid-South stranded thousands of drivers on I-55 and I-40 in Ark., as well as several highways in Tenn.

"The National Guard has a two-fold mission," said Maj. Gen. Max Haston, Tennessee's Adjutant General. "Our federal mission is to provide the President and the Secretary of Defense with units capable of performing during wartime, but today we're acting in our state mission, providing the Governor with a ready response force in accordance with the Tennessee Emergency Response Plan."

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