Some schools will stay closed Thursday due to hazardous road conditions

Clarksville (Courtesy: iReport2)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Some Middle Tennessee school districts will stay closed Thursday after ice and snow coated much of Middle Tennessee Wednesday.

Sumner County and Clarksville-Montgomery County school districts were the first announce they’d remain closed. Visit wkrn.com/closings for an updated list.

The ice and snow melted and turned to slush by Wednesday afternoon but slippery spots may re-develop later Wednesday night after temperatures dip below freezing around 7 p.m., primarily in areas north of Interstate 40 as temperatures will struggle to get above 32 degrees.

Read the full Stormtracker forecast here. 

On Wednesday, the northern parts of Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky saw as much as three inches of snow Wednesday in some places.

PHOTOS: Winter weather in Middle Tennessee

Rain is expected on Thursday and temperatures will be in the upper 30s to lower 40s, turning to snow by Friday morning and midday as cold air moves in from the northwest.

A Winter Storm Watch was issued ahead of the snowy winter system. Read about it here.

On Tuesday, the Tennessee Department of Transportation said it is prepared for the winter weather with more than 250,000 tons of salt and nearly 2 million gallons of brine.

“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.”

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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