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Tennessee, Kentucky Remain Under Winter Weather Advisory

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Much of Tennessee remains under a Winter Weather Advisory from Saturday evening until Sunday morning.

The advisory goes into effect at 9 p.m. Saturday night and extends through 9 a.m. Sunday. The National Weather Service issued the advisory at 3:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon.

The counties in Tennessee included in the advisory are Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Maury, Cannon, Dickson, Humphreys, Cheatham, Stewart, Montgomery, Robertson, Sumner, Macon, Clay, Pickett, Benton, Houston, Trousdale, Smith, Jackson, Putnam, Overton, Fentress, Perry, Hickman, Lewis, DeKalb, White, and Cumberland.

Webster, Hopkins, Christian, Henderson, Daviess, Mclean, Muhlenberg, Todd, and Perry Counties in Kentucky were also under the advisory.

The new system is expected to bring another round of rain and sleet, which could lead to icy road conditions. Areas in Clarksville, Hopkinsville, and Dover could experience freezing temperatures for a longer period of time.

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation said they were prepared to deal with the inclement weather. TDOT trucks took to the streets Saturday morning and distributed brine on the roadways, in an attempt to prevent existing water from freezing overnight.

"Really the worst case scenario is kind of the system that is coming in where it is really more of ice or sleet or freezing rain because that's something that you can't really protect the roads for ahead of time," said Deanna Lambert, a spokesperson for TDOT.

The widespread weather system has blanketed most of the country with snow, ice, and freezing rain. Several flights at the Nashville International Airport have either been canceled or delayed as a result of the weather.

The threat of potentially icy conditions forced several cities, including Nashville, to cancel their annual Christmas Parades. There were no plans by the City of Nashville to reschedule the parade. 

As the system moves through the area, another round of rain will move in Sunday before tapering off on Monday giving us a threat for problems with travel Monday morning.

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