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Icy Roads Cause Problems For Commuters

Posted at 5:15 AM, Feb 10, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-11 05:42:32-05

Icy roads caused problems for many commuters across the middle Tennessee area as temperatures plunged below freezing following Tuesday’s round of snow.  

Numerous crashes were reported overnight, including a collision on Haynes Street and Baptist World Center Drive.

PHOTOS: Drivers Hit Icy Roads Across Middle Tennessee

Crews with the Nashville Electric Service had to clean up the mess after a driver slammed into a utility pole. No one was hurt. 

Although the main roads and interstates remained relatively clear, there were still some patches of snow and ice.  

Further south in the Antioch area, roads were still very icy and mostly covered in snow. Slick roads could have been responsible for a wreck near Old Hickory Boulevard and Owen Drive, where a driver ran off the road and struck a pole. 

Many neighborhoods and streets were still icy, while sidewalks and parking lots remained treacherous for pedestrians.    

Nashville MTA buses also operated on snow route detours until 10 a.m. due to the inclement weather. (More from the MTA website)

Many school systems across the area have also either closed or are opening late. (Snow Watch School Closings: http://on.nc5.co/1OuuKSw)

NewsChannel 5 meteorologist Lelan Statom said snow showers would continue throughout the morning before eventually tapering off later. 

Wednesday's high temperature was expected to remain below freezing, with single-digit wind chills making it feel even colder.