Winter weather causes hazardous conditions, traffic delays

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A wintery mix on the roadways Wednesday morning is causing hazardous conditions and traffic issues throughout Middle Tennessee.

Click here to view the News 2 Traffic Tracker. 

Crashes were reported on I-24, I-40, and I-65 throughout the morning.

(Photo: WKRN)
(Photo: WKRN)

Rutherford County officials reported about 40 crashes since 4:50 a.m.

Sheriff Robert Arnold said sheriff’s deputies and Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers worked crashes on Interstate 24 toward Nashville, Interstate 840 and Holly Grove Road.

A Lipman Brothers truck carrying beer and liquor ran off the side of I-24 east just east of Almaville before 840. No one was injured.

Patrol Lt. Rhett Rankin said civil warrants deputies were helping clear crashes along with assigned patrol deputies.

A driver hit a patch of ice and ended up in the median of I-24 W past the 840 exit. (Photo: WKRN)
A driver hit a patch of ice and ended up in the median of I-24 W past the 840 exit. (Photo: WKRN)

“People are driving like it’s sunny and 85 mph,” Lt. Rankin said.

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 topix@wkrn.com. Don’t forget to include where and when the photo was taken.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s