Winter storm kills two in Tennessee

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Posted at 8:45 PM, Feb 15, 2021

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Two people have died in the winter storm that's putting the mid-state on ice.

The Tennessee Department of Health is reporting that two people have died as a result of the winter weather: one in Shelby County and another in Maury County.

The state did not release details of their deaths. However, NewsChannel 3 in Memphis reported that the Shelby County death was a 10-year-old boy who died after he and his sister fell through a frozen pond Sunday morning. His 6-year-old sister is in the hospital in critical condition.

Winter Storm Warnings are in effect for most West and Middle Tennessee counties. Snow and dropping temperatures are expected to keep roads frozen and lead to dangerous conditions.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency said it will continue to support local emergency management agencies and is monitoring weather forecasts and road conditions.

The Department of Transportation will also continue to monitor road conditions across the state as well as continue to treat roadways with salt and plows. Graders have been deployed along I-40 to help with plowing, focusing specifically on exit ramps.