Another round of wintry weather has moved into Middle Tennessee, bringing frigid temperatures and closing several schools across the area.
Snow began moving into the area Monday afternoon and continued falling throughout the evening. A Winter Weather Advisory remains in effect throughout much of the day.
— Lelan Statom (@NC5_LelanStatom) February 9, 2016
Slick road conditions have already caused problems for many drivers. Although major roadways were fairly clear, many secondary roads and side streets could be slick and covered in snow.
NewsChannel 5 reporter Matthew Torres took this photo from Robertson County.
Icy patches could be a concern throughout the morning.
Drivers were asked to allow plenty of time when heading out for the morning commute.
In anticipation of the weather, many schools throughout the area canceled classes for Tuesday. (Snow Watch: School Closings)
Metro Nashville Public Schools Tweeted around 3 a.m. that they would also be closed for the day.
OFFICIAL: All Metro Schools will be closed today, Tuesday, Feb. 9, due to slick conditions on many roads.
— Metro Schools (@MetroSchools) February 9, 2016
TDOT posted the following update Tuesday morning:
- District 37 - (Nashville): crews are treating state secondary routes as needed and isolated interstate bridges, ramps as needed. Interstates in good shape but motorists are advised to keep an eye out for freezing on ramps, bridges, and overpasses.
- District 38 - (Clarksville & McEwen): Crews in the northern counties are salting where needed and monitoring roadways. Southern counties have full crews on stand by and are monitoring roadways. All routes are currently open.
- District 39 - (Lawrenceburg & Lewisburg including Rutherford County): Very light occasional flurries only throughout the district.
- All lanes on I-24 are open and passable, running at 55-60 mph. Most counties have a layer of salt down.