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Schools Closed, TDOT Checking Roads After Light Snow

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Parts of our area have already seen snow including Jackson in Madison County. Parts of our area have already seen snow including Jackson in Madison County.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Several school systems have closed Tuesday after a light snow fell overnight in some of the southwest counties in the mid-state.

In Tennessee, Decatur, Hardin, Lawrence, Lewis, Perry and Wayne Counties were closed Tuesday. Fentress County Schools will open at 9 a.m. Grundy County school will be two hours late.

Parts of our area have already seen snow including Jackson in Madison County. They have a good dusting on the ground.

A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for parts of West Tennessee Tuesday. A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Southern and Western parts of Middle Tennessee as well as parts of the Plateau.

NewsChannel 5 meteorologist Lelan Statom said he expects only minor accumulations of snow as an upper level Low Pressure system passes across the mid state.  Parts of West Tennessee have seen one to three inches of snow from this system. He said one to two inches of snow will be possible, mainly on grassy areas in southern and western areas of Middle Tennessee.  Parts of the Plateau could see the same.  However, much of Northern Middle Tennessee, including the Nashville Metro area, will see only minor accumulations - if any at all.

One of the main concerns with winter weather are the road conditions. So far this morning, NewsChannel 5 has not heard of any major problems on roadways here in the mid-state, although people in the southwest portion of our viewing area should probably exercise caution while driving.

TDOT crews will be out Tuesday morning checking bridges and overpasses to make sure they are safe for travel.

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