Schools close ahead of overnight snow, ice into Wednesday morning

Graphic: WKRN

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Several school districts decided to close Tuesday ahead of expected overnight snow and ice into Wednesday morning.

Williamson, Wilson, Cheatham, Sumner, and Clarksville-Montgomery County are among several that decided to close ahead of the forecasted weather. Visit wkrn.com/closings for the latest school closings and delays.

The winter weather is expected throughout Middle Tennessee, also bringing with it some sleet and freezing rain, which could lead to widespread slick spots on the roads. Check the traffic at wkrn.com/traffic.

There could be significant snow in the northern counties of Middle Tennessee, Kentucky, and the Cumberland Plateau before a change to sleet and ice and rain as the moisture exits around midday.

Nashville may see up to 1 inch of snow. To read the full Stormtracker forecast, visit wkrn.com/forecast.

The Tennessee Emergency Management Center also elevated its status to Level 4 Tuesday afternoon, saying, “TEMA felt it necessary to elevate our status to ensure staffing, procedures and equipment in order, given the potential for two waves of snow, ice, and possibly some heavy rain, today through Friday.” Read more from TEMA on their website.

Areas in Kentucky and the Cumberland Plateau could see 2 inches of snow or more later as the system moves out Wednesday afternoon.

Also on Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Transportation said it’s prepared for the potential winter weather. The department has more than 250,000 tons of salt and nearly 2 million gallons of brine read for use.

(Photo: WKRN)
Trucks were out Tuesday afternoon prepping the roads for snow and ice. (Photo: WKRN)

“Our salt bins are fully stocked and our employees are ready to mobilize in the event of inclement weather,” said TDOT Commissioner John Schroer. “Clearing our highways as quickly as possible is essential in our efforts to keep motorists safe and keep traffic moving.”

High temperatures will only rebound to the middle 30s on Wednesday, so slick spots could last into the afternoon.

Overnight lows on Wednesday into early Thursday should remain above freezing, which should be good for the main roads.

Click here to download the News 2 StormTracker app for regular weather updates.

Submit your winter weather pictures through the News 2 app or send them to pix@wkrn.com. Don’t forget to include where and when the photo was taken.

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