Wintry mix of snow, rain creates hazardous roadways in Middle Tennessee

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Posted at 12:53 PM, Jan 16, 2022
and last updated 2022-01-16 18:01:07-05

(WTVF) — Update at 5 p.m.

Due to winter weather, WeGo Public Transit buses will begin Monday service on snow routes. Snow routes are for routes that need to use a detour to navigate safely during inclement weather. Due to the Martin Luther King Jr. Day holiday, buses will operate on all routes that have Saturday service, even if a snow route detour is not listed for a particular route. Staff will assess road conditions for opportunities to add additional service throughout the day.

Regular service will continue through Sunday evening unless road conditions deteriorate.

Safety is our number one priority, so please be aware that there may be additional delays as bus operators are proceeding cautiously. We ask that you allow for additional travel time so we can help get you where you need to go safely.

WeGo Access is operating, but paratransit customers are advised to prepare for possible delays as drivers will be proceeding with caution through neighborhoods. Access on Demand will not operate on Monday.

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As a wintry mix of rain, sleet and snow falls across Middle Tennessee, road conditions have begun to deteriorate.

Even roadways covered in only freezing rain could see dangerous and slick conditions. According to NOAA, freezing rain creates more hazardous driving conditions than snowfall.

Per the National Weather Service, the temperature won't warm significantly above freezing across the mid-state until the afternoon hours on Tuesday. Any moisture remaining on area roadways will likely remain frozen. The agency cautioned being on roadways through Tuesday.

Crashes have been reported on some of Middle Tennessee's major roadways on Sunday. Officials are asking everyone to stay home and off the roads if possible.

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