Snow blankets parts of Tenn., Slick spots reported on roads - WKRN News 2

Snow blankets parts of Middle Tenn., Slick spots reported on roadways

Posted: Updated: Mar. 2, 2013 9:41 AM
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Parts of Middle Tennessee woke up to a blanket of snow and slippery roadways Saturday morning.

Lingering snowflakes are expected to continue in Nashville and the surrounding areas until midday.

Temperatures will reach the mid to upper 30s by Saturday afternoon.

Snow will continue in the eastern counties of Middle Tennessee until later in the afternoon. Two inches of snow is possible to fall in the eastern counties and along the Cumberland Plateau.

The National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for several Tennessee counties Friday ahead of the forecasted winter precipitation.

That advisory remains in effect until Noon Saturday for Fentress, Putnam, Robertson and White counties. For a full list of counties, click here.

The anticipated weekend winter weather also forced Metro public schools to cancel all Saturday programs that required school transportation.

Several accidents were reported across Middle Tennessee Saturday morning due to slippery roadways.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation began lying brine on interstates, bridges and overpasses Thursday in anticipation of snow.

TDOT officials urged drivers to be cautious on the roadways due to possible slippery conditions. They emphasize that drivers should stay off the roads if accumulation does occur so they can clean the roads quickly and safely.

" We will have seven Help Truck operators working into Friday night and into Saturday night helping to look for stranded motorists and anyone who might have some problems due to the weather," TDOT spokesperson Deanna Lambert said.

Saturday, highs will be in the middle to upper 30s.

On Sunday, temperatures will reach the low 40s. By Monday temperatures will be around 60 degrees.

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