Middle Tennessee schools close for Monday as ice lingers on roadways

Snow Ice Roads Winter Weather Generic
(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Several Middle Tennessee school systems decided to close Monday as lingering ice and slush from the winter blast remains on neighborhood back roads.

Among the major counties closing Monday are Davidson, Williamson, Rutherford, Montgomery and Wilson. Visit wkrn.com/closings for a complete list.

Temperatures in the 40s helped melt the majority of the ice and slush across the region Sunday as rain helped wash it away, raising concern for possible flash flooding.

A Flood Advisory is still in effect for several Middle Tennessee counties, including Davidson and Williamson. Check wkrn.com/weather-alerts for the latest.

The Cheatham County school district had to close due to extensive water damage at Sycamore High School, Sycamore Middle School, Cheatham Middle School, and Ashland City Elementary.

Murfreesboro ice storm, Winter Blast
Saturday’s ice storm in Murfreesboro, Tenn. (Courtesy: NC Jones/iReport 2)

And despite the brief warm-up, Metro Schools said Sunday ice remains on school grounds and on bus routes, making driving hazardous for bus drivers.

“While snow and ice have been addressed on most of our major roads, not all parts of Davidson County are back to normal,” Mayor Karl Dean said from the Emergency Operations Center.

The severe weather has abated despite the slick roads and sidewalks.

It will remain cloudy and chilly Sunday as another arctic blast pushes through Middle Tennessee overnight Sunday.

A few snow flurries or showers could with possibly sleet in southern counties as temperatures drop to the teens by daybreak Monday.

Monday is expected to be quite cold, with highs only upper 20s with cloudy skies.

Check the latest forecast and radar conditions at wkrn.com/weather.

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Tennessee remains at a Level II State of Emergency, effective since 3 p.m., on Feb. 21, 2015.

While the weather has left Middle Tennessee, the eastern portion of the state is experiencing major issues in the wake of the winter blast.

There are 32, 698 customers without power in Tennessee over seven counties: Bledsoe (220); Cumberland (20,000); Fentress (8,555); Monroe (236); Overton (1,176); Putnam (1,200); and White (1,311).

According to the Tennessee Emergency Management Association, there have been 22 weather-related deaths across the state:

  • Benton County – One (1) fatality: 64-year-old female, motor vehicle accident
  • Hamilton County – One (1) fatality: 63-year-old male, hypothermia related
  • Haywood County – One (1) fatality: 40-year-old female, motor vehicle accident
  • Henry County – Two (2) fatalities: 64-year-old female, hypothermia related; 69-year-old male, hypothermia related
  • Hickman County (1) fatality: 67-year-old male, dialysis patient, unable to get to treatment
  • Knox County – Four (4) fatalities: 30-year-old male, motor vehicle accident; 75-year-old male, fire; 68-year-old female, fire; 47-year-old male, fire
  • Moore County – One (1) fatality: 73-year-old male, hypothermia
  • Overton County – One (1) fatality: 38-year-old female, motor vehicle accident
  • Roane County – One (1) fatality: 44-year-old male, hypothermia related
  • Sequatchie – One (1) fatality: 85-year-old male, hypothermia related
  • Sevier – Two (2) fatalities: 70-year-old female, hypothermia related; (age unknown) male, hypothermia related
  • Shelby County – Three (3) fatalities: 48-year-old male, hypothermia related; (age unknown) male, hypothermia related; (demographics unknown), hypothermia related
  • Sumner – One (1) fatality: 60-year-old male, weather-related
  • Williamson County – Two (2) fatalities: 34-year-old female; 10-year-old male, motor vehicle accident

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