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TDOT Preparing For Two Days Of Wintry Weather

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Crews with the Tennessee Department of Transportation have been preparing for another potential round of winter weather in parts of Middle Tennessee.

They spent the majority of Thursday putting down a salt/brine mixture on major interstates and overpasses, creating a protective layer to prevent ice and snow from sticking to the roads.

TDOT spokesperson Deanna Lambert said they were starting early to make sure roads were prepared for Friday morning's commute.

"(We're) preparing for tomorrow morning's rush hour, but we will really have the bulk of our crews coming in Friday evening and staying throughout the overnight as those temperatures are predicted to drop," she said.

Lambert said TDOT had additional crews on standby in case they're needed overnight.

Meteorologist Ron Howes said Friday morning there would be light flurries in the area, but most of the area would not see much accumulation.

"There's not that much moisture in the system so there's not much potential for really big snow out of this with dry air in place over Middle Tennessee," said Howes.

The biggest possibility for winter weather has been forecast for Friday evening and into the overnight hours.

"We've seen all those pictures out of Kansas City and nearby places. It's not going to look like that here – that's the first thing we've got to know," said Howes.

An inch of snow has been forecast for the Nashville area and south-central Kentucky overnight Friday. The Cumberland Plateau may see up to 2 inches.

Southern Middle Tennessee counties should expect less than an inch.

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