Cold front brings snow to parts of Middle Tenn. - WKRN News 2

Cold front brings snow to parts of Middle Tenn.

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Several Mid-State schools have canceled classes for Friday due to the snowy and icy conditions that moved through the area on Thursday afternoon and evening.

As of Thursday night, Cannon, Putnam, Williamson and Rutherford counties, among others had canceled classes for Friday.

Davidson County school officials told Nashville's News 2 they do not plan to make a decision on closing until early Friday morning.

Click here for the complete, up-to-the minute list of school closures.

Scattered snow fell throughout the evening in the Nashville area, with accumulations around a half-inch.

Areas north and west of Nashville remain under a winter weather advisory until Midnight.

One to two inches of snow was expected to fall on Cumberland Plateau and an inch of accumulation for counties west of the plateau in the advisory area.

A winter weather advisory means periods of snow, sleet or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties.  Motorists are urged to drive with caution due to the possibility of slippery roadways and limited visibilities.

In a news conference Thursday afternoon, Tennessee Department of Transportation officials said crews began treating roads with brine and will continue to do so as needed.

Should the snow persist or remain a problem in areas overnight, spokesperson Deanna Lambert told Nashville's News 2 crews will treat the roads with salt rather than brine, a salt water mixture.

Lambert said due to the rain on Wednesday and earlier Thursday, crews were not able to pre-treat the roadways.

TDOT focused on bridges and overpasses, along with the interstates and other heavily traveled roads.

Officials in Dickson reported some slick roads due to freezing waters on the roadways. Motorists were advised to drive with extreme caution.

In Davidson County, crews shut down Whites Creek Pike, near Interstate 24 for a few hours on Thursday night due to icy conditions.

The roadway reopened around 9:45 p.m.

In Williamson County, highway department workers were prepared to salt roads over night if they begin to freeze.

"We will work around the clock if we need to," department director Eddie Hood said. "We got everything ready."

He continued, "The plows are on the trucks and they are ready to roll and we have personnel here."

Some Mid-State residents told Nashville's News 2 they are thrilled to see the first snowfall of 2012.

"I just moved here back in March from Alabama," Becky Shelton said. "We do not get much snow so I am happy."

On Friday, high temperatures are only expected to be in the 30s.

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