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Cold Weather, Black Ice Cause Travel Problems

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/NewsChannel 5) - Below-freezing temperatures and snowfall are causing travel problems in parts of the mid-state, even on some major routes.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation had crews out overnight putting salt on the roadways and checking for slick spots. They will continue to monitor the roadways throughout Friday morning.

There were also slippery roads on the eastern edge of the Cumberland Plateau and east of Nashville in Middle Tennessee.

Treacherous back roads caused a number of schools to call of classes for Friday, including those in Nashville.

Slideshow: Winter Weather on January 31, 2013

A winter weather advisory was posted by the National Weather Service for some plateau counties as well as an area from south of Knoxville, northward through the Tri-Cities.

Dawn temperatures included 18 degrees in Nashville, 24 degrees in Knoxville, 25 in Memphis, 30 degrees in Chattanooga and 23 degrees in Bristol.

(NewsChannel 5/The Associated Press.)

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