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Slick Roads Slow Commute Across Mid-State

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Roadways across the mid-state were slick Tuesday morning with multiple wrecks reported after snow fell overnight.

The National Weather Service reported that snow, sleet and ice were making roadways hazardous in areas Tuesday morning and urged drivers to use caution.

Temperatures were expected to rise above freezing later in the morning.

Interstate 65 northbound suffered the brunt of the traffic issues with multiple wrecks reported throughout the morning. It took drivers up to two hours to get to their destinations.

Tennessee Department of Transportation crews pre-treated the roads with brine on Monday, and Metro Public Works crews were out salting primary and secondary routes on Tuesday morning.

It was the third time in less than a week that TDOT had to prepare for winter weather.

"We've had hundreds of our maintenance and construction workers out doing everything from preparing for the winter weather to patching pot holes from those wintry conditions," said TDOT spokesperson Deanna Lambert on Monday.

Icy or slick street conditions may be reported by calling Public Works Customer Service at (615) 862-8750 or online at: https://www.nashville.gov/Public-Works/Forms/Request-Customer-Service.aspx.

Nashville MTA buses were operating on snow route detours Tuesday morning. A decision will be made later in the day as to whether the buses will remain on snow routes or return to regular service.

Due to the icy conditions, many school systems closed Tuesday. For more details, go to our Snow Watch School Closings.

(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)
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