State reports 6 winter storm deaths

Posted at 10:23 PM, Feb 18, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-18 23:23:47-05

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — A total of six Tennesseans have died as a result of this week's winter storm.

The Tennessee Department of Health reported the increase in weather-related deaths Thursday.

Even though the snow and sleet has tapered off. A state of emergency remains active throughout Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is continuing to monitor, plow and treat roads with salt. Roads will likely refreeze Thursday night as temperatures are expected to dip into the teens across the mid-state.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency says at last check, there were about 12,000 utility customers still without power.

Weather conditions are expected to improve this weekend. See the full forecast here.