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Ice, snow causes dangerous road conditions, closing schools and government in Williamson Co.

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Posted at 4:37 PM, Feb 15, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-16 00:07:30-05

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (WTVF) — School and government offices will be closed Tuesday due to hazardous driving conditions in Williamson County.

Hannah Bleam said, “So just being aware that again while our salt trucks are out there working, roads continue to refreeze, your deck could refreeze if you already put salt down, another option for people if they have sand or kitty litter to use those things to help themselves.”

According to Bleam, the spokesperson for the Williamson Emergency Management Agency, they've responded to nearly 50 calls from people falling on ice. In addition, there have been around 170 crashes reported in recent days. First responders are bracing for power outages.

Bleam said, “Make sure you have the proper provisions for you to stay home, and checking in on your neighbors, another important thing too… making sure they have what they need so they don’t feel like they need to go out, you might have something that they can have.”

11-year-old Ben Baas loves the icy streets in his Brentwood neighborhood. He was bundled up and ready for the snow day. "I put on a lot of gear so I could stay warm," Baas said.

Lainey Kelton wasn't a big fan of the sleet, but she still had a blast. Kelton said, “Enjoying it.” The Brentwood Middle and Scales Elementary students won't have school Tuesday or Wednesday due to ice. “We’re just guna go sled,” Tinsley Dorris said, “I wish it would snow, like the one time it’s 5 to 8 inches, it’s not snowing that much.”

Some families plan to stay home and hunker down as temperatures continue to drop.