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Snow, Freezing Temperatures Hit Middle Tennessee

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Snow blanketed Tennessee on Sunday, causing hazardous road conditions and forcing some schools in the eastern part of the state to announce closings.

The National Weather Service said cold air would continue to pour into the state Sunday night, bringing 1 to 2 inches of snow in Middle Tennessee and up to 5 inches for parts of the Cumberland Plateau.

The weather service said wind gusts will exceed 30 miles per hour at times, carrying enough force to knock over lawn furniture and garbage cans.
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Several school systems in Middle Tennessee have decided to cancel school Monday, including Davidson County. For a full list of school closures, visit our Snow Watch page.

Slick roads have contributed to several crashes around the midstate and into Kentucky as the sun has gone down and temperatures have dropped below freezing.  

Rutherford County officials reported some minor injury wrecks around Interstates 24 and 840.

Crews with the Tennessee Department of Transportation have been out on the interstates spraying salt to keep the roads from icing over.

According to the City of Mt. Juliet, many roads in the city have become impassable. Officials recommend drivers stay home until conditions improve.

A county judge in Logan County, Kentucky has issued an executive order for no unnecessary driving. Police there report several minor crashes and sliding vehicles.

Officials in Warren County, Kentucky report several incidents on Interstate 65.

With temperatures plumetting into the teens overnight, officials advise drivers to allow for extra time in their morning commute.
Visit our traffic section for updates on interstate conditions from TDOT.

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