Light snowfall continues in Middle Tenn. - WKRN News 2

Light snowfall continues in Middle Tenn.

Posted: Updated: Dec 26, 2012 01:52 PM
Clarksville, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn.
TDOT truck prepping overnight. TDOT truck prepping overnight.
Clarksville, Tenn. Clarksville, Tenn.

Light snow will continue into the late afternoon and evening hours Wednesday, however little to no accumulation is expected in the Nashville area.

Morning snow showers coated the ground in many places north and west of Nashville, although amounts were generally less than 1 inch.

The Nashville area should not expect much more than a coating of snow through the afternoon. The amount that sticks depends on a few factors, including how heavy the snow falls and the local elevation. The higher the elevation, the colder it is, making it easier for snow to accumulate.

While Nashville's snow showers are expected to taper during the afternoon as a very strong northwest wind at 30 mph drops temperatures into the lower 30s, the snow chance continues through midnight for areas near and on the Cumberland Plateau. In those high elevation areas, up to 1 inch of accumulation is possible.

Lows Wednesday night will drop to the mid-20s.

In areas where snow sticks, there could be slick spots, so drivers are urged to use caution.

Thursday looks dry and partly sunny with highs in the upper 30s.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation told Nashville's News 2 that crews were asked to come in early Wednesday morning just in case anything developed before the morning commute.

They did not brine the roads overnight since rain showers would have diluted it.

TDOT stocked up on 200,000 tons of salt and prepped their salt trucks in anticipation of a busy day.

They also scheduled 1,200 employees to be on call, if needed.

TDOT recently announced a new SmartWay app for divers. It's available for iPhone and Android users.

According to TDOT, the app helps drivers plan their routes with maps that show traffic speeds, crashes, road construction and road conditions.

Users also can set up customized alerts for any problems that develop along a certain route, like their daily commute.

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