NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky are under winter storm advisories through early Saturday morning, and the state of Tennessee is currently at a Level 3 State of Emergency.
A Winter Storm Warning for eastern areas of Southern KY until 3AM Saturday.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for Northern areas of the Plateau until 12AM Saturday. Check the latest weather advisories at wkrn.com/alerts.
As for the State of Emergency, the decision was made after rain moved across the state overnight Thursday into Friday morning, causing it to freeze by mid-morning. Many woke to their cars coated in ice, and conditions continued to decline across Middle Tennessee.
By early afternoon, bridges and overpasses were iced over, causing crashes and wrecks all over. State officials said dangerous icy and snowy conditions caused significant impacts to Tennessee’s interstates.
- A massive multi-vehicle crash closed Interstate 40 for hours at the Henderson-Carroll County line in West Tennessee. The road was not only icy but also later covered in snow.
- Another multi-vehicle crash including at least 10 cars closed the I-65 South off-ramp to Ellington Parkway. Three people were taken to a hospital with injuries.
- I-65 also saw major problems with the roadway shut down near Millersville due to another multi-vehicle crash. A semi also slipped off the road near White House, causing one of it’s trailers to topple over the side of an overpass.
- Officials said multiple crashes were also reported on I-40 in Wilson County between the 239 and 245 mile markers.
In Montgomery County, the following roads were closed due to either traffic accidents or ice making them impassable:
- Needmore Road between Tiny Town and Boy Scout Road
- Trenton Road at Spring Creek Bridge
- Ft. Campbell Blvd at Ringgold Bridge
- I-24 at 91mm in southern Kentucky due to a 10-vehicle crash; KSP says 2 people were injured
- Kraft Street between College and Summer Street
- Off-ramp at I-24 West Exit 8 due to a jackknifed semi
While no major injuries were reported, drivers are advised to travel only if absolutely necessary.
Secondary roads and even major highways saw significant problems, especially as the sun set Friday evening. These conditions are expected to continue through the night as temperatures will also drop into the teens overnight.
After the roads iced over early to late Friday afternoon, the snow storm slowly drifted from west to east, hitting Nashville around 3:30 p.m.
Areas west of the Tennessee River were still experiencing snow after several hours, and it was quite heavy in some areas.Keep an eye on the radar at wkrn.com/radar.
The snow will move out overnight, but we will still have icy conditions Saturday morning as temps remain in the teens and 20s. Be careful with black ice.
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