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Up To 2 Inches Of Snow In Parts Of Mid-State

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2 inches in Murray, KY from Sherry Bailey 2 inches in Murray, KY from Sherry Bailey

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Parts of the mid-state saw some snow Wednesday, but no significant issues were reported as the front moved out of the area.

Snow mixed with rain fell in some areas from Wednesday morning into the afternoon, but some western areas saw up to an inch. In Southern Kentucky, some saw up to two inches of snow.

Most of Tennessee avoided a heavy impact from the snow storm that has blanketed much of the country's midsection, but some parts of the state could still be faced with icy roads and heavy winds as the storm moves north.

The National Weather Service canceled a Winter Weather Advisory for the northern part of the mid-state, including Davidson County around 1 p.m. Officials said light snow could continue to fall off and on throughout the afternoon, but only minor accumulations are expected.

A wind advisory remains in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

SLIDESHOW: Winter Weather - 12/26/2012

Parts of West Tennessee got between an inch and three inches of snow and crews with the Tennessee Department of Transportation were out early Wednesday morning to salt and plow bridges and overpasses, said Nichole Lawrence, a TDOT spokeswoman in Jackson. Lawrence said ice accumulation on the roads could start again on Wednesday evening.

In East Tennessee, the passing winter storm is expected to create potentially damaging high winds between 30 and 40 mph in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains on Wednesday.

Areas of western Kentucky where a blizzard warning is in effect have received up to 7 inches of snow.

WPSD reported late Wednesday morning that preliminary snowfall totals for western Kentucky ranged from 2-7 inches depending on location. The city of Bardwell received about 7 inches while Murray got around 2.

A Kentucky Transportation Cabinet spokesman said in a statement that trucks were out treating roadways, but that travel conditions could get worse before they get better due to dropping temperatures.

Some of the affected areas in Tennessee could see from one to two inches of accumulation. In Davidson and Sumner Counties, most accumulation will occur at higher elevation locations.

Officials advise that slick spots could form on the roadways, and to drive with caution.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation had crews out early Wednesday morning to take care of any problems ahead of rush hour.

The crews will focus first on clearing interstates and heavily-traveled state routes, and will target areas prone to freezing, like hills, curves, ramps, and bridges.

They have 200,000 pounds of salt and 1.6 million gallons of salt brine to treat roads, if necessary. Up to 1,200 TDOT employees are also prepared to work as needed. 

TDOT crews most likely won't be able to use the salt brine on roads because the rain will just dilute it.

A wind advisory also remains in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

Stay with NewsChannel 5 for the latest on the developing weather situation.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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