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Freezing Rain Possible Overnight In Mid-State

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Parts of the mid-state could possibly see freezing rain beginning early Friday morning, and transportation officials are already working on a plan for the morning commute.

A Winter Weather Advisory will begin at midnight for most counties. Freezing rain and sleet are expected to begin in the late-night to early morning hours of Friday.

Drivers could see icing on the roadways during the morning commute Friday. The wintry mix will change to rain as the temperatures rise above freezing by midday.

In preparation for the wintry mix, salt trucks are already out putting brine down on some bridges and overpasses in Clarksville and Sumner County. The Tennessee Department of Transportation worked to put together a plan for overnight and early Friday morning.

"We have 32 counties here in the middle Tennessee area that TDOT will be keeping an eye on, all day today, tonight, and in the morning," said Deanna Lambert with TDOT.

TDOT said their salt supply is looking good right now and if that wintry mix turns into snow they'll be treating the roads with salt.

The advisory for Bedford, Cheatham, Davidson, Dickson, Giles, Hickman, Houston, Humphreys, Lawrence, Lewis, Marshall, Maury, Montgomery, Rutherford, Stewart, and Williamson County will expire at noon Friday. Cannon, Clay, coffee, Cumberland, Dekalb, Fentress, Grundy, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Trousdale, Van Buren, Warren, White, and Wilson counties will be under the advisory until 6 p.m. Friday.

A freezing rain advisory was posted for Friday morning for most of West Tennessee and counties along the Alabama border.

National Weather Service meteorologist Danny Gant in Memphis said it shouldn't be a major ice event, but it could make travel tricky.

Stay with NewsChannel 5 for the latest on the developing weather situation.
(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)
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