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Metro Schools Open Tuesday After Winter Storm

Posted at 2:47 PM, Jan 24, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-26 12:13:51-05

Metro Nashville Public Schools reopened Tuesday after last week's winter storm forced numerous school closings across the area.  

On Monday, Metro officials urged drivers to continue to use caution as many secondary and side streets were still icy.  

However, MNPS officials said bus drivers would use discretion on icy roads. If your road is still covered in ice, they said your school bus would likely not attempt to travel it.  

Authorities warned patches of ice and slush were more probable in shady areas and on hillsides. Anywhere sunlight was not able to reach was still be iced over.

However, warmer temperatures and rain overnight helped with any lingering road problems. 

READ MORE: Side Roads Remain Icy Following Winter Storm

Several school systems in Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky, including Metro Schools, made the call to cancel school Monday due to multiple roadways that remained icy over the weekend.

CLICK HERE to view a complete list of school closures.

 

Those with Metro Schools said they were once again offering food boxes to families in need. Click here to learn more about the distribution centers.

"I want to say thank you to all of the Metro employees, TDOT employees, and volunteers who worked throughout the weekend to ensure the safety and well-being of our citizens," said Mayor Megan Barry. "Everyone did a phenomenal job."

MTA buses have also planned to operate on normal snow routes beginning Monday. More information on those routes can be found by clicking here.

Sunday, those with the Tennessee Highway Patrol gave an update on the number of incidents they worked from Friday morning through Sunday evening:

 

Potholes have been expected to form over the next few weeks. Officials said anyone who has noticed a pothole can report it by calling 615-350-4300.