NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The snow, sleet and freezing rain have moved out of Middle Tennessee and Kentucky, but icy road conditions remain. Officials are again urging people to stay home.
Numerous crashes were reported Monday as travel conditions deteriorated throughout the day. Overnight, the snow stopped, but temperatures will only reach the 20s on Tuesday, so roads won’t have a chance to thaw.
Neighborhood streets throughout Nashville remain snow & ice covered and pose a real risk to travel. Main roads & interstates are passable, but still have snow & ice on them. If travel is absolutely essential, please drive slowly & very carefully. Stay home if at all possible. pic.twitter.com/joMhr4kT6H— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) February 16, 2021
During an update on Tuesday, a TDOT snowplow operator gave tips on how to drive during icy conditions.
Every county in Middle Tennessee is reporting icy road conditions.
Reporter Aaron Cantrell and photojournalist Quan McWil were able to help one Nashville driver who got stuck Tuesday morning.
Nashville resident Eric Goodman was driving to the store when he got stuck near Donelson Pike. Thankfully myself & photojournalist @QuanMcwil_TV was there to help push his car out of the snow. Listen to Eric and stay in the house! @NC5 pic.twitter.com/IVK83nXKc3— Aaron Cantrell (@AaronTheNewsGuy) February 16, 2021
To make matters worse, temperatures aren't expected to drift above freezing until late this week. Another winter storm looks to move in late Wednesday into Thursday, bringing more ice and snow.
Here's a look at road conditions across the area as of Tuesday morning:
On our #Live traffic cameras, you can see roads are covered with ice. @BTNPD advises to Stay home and please do not travel today. Live traffic cameras here: https://t.co/eDDtR7ucmR pic.twitter.com/JtChNKXLBd— City of Brentwood (@CityofBrentwood) February 16, 2021
Road conditions haven’t improved, still covered with ice. City street are working 12-hour shifts plowing and salting main roads. No crashes reported, so far, from midnight to 6:30 a.m. Twelve crashes were reported on Monday. Unless it’s an emergency, please stay off the roads. pic.twitter.com/g1lm0bw1fc— Murfreesboro TN Police Department (@MboroPoliceDept) February 16, 2021
Icy roads or patches of ice/snow still present. Area travel hazards continue.— Franklin Police Dept (@FranklinTNPD) February 16, 2021
Crews have been plowing & salting, but extreme temps have kept conditions slick in many locations. Stay in if possible, use extreme caution if you have to get out.
Go slow, don’t tailgate.