Icing overnight leads to dangerous roads across Middle Tenn. - WKRN News 2

Icing overnight leads to dangerous roads across Middle Tenn.

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Iced over car in Middle Tenn. Iced over car in Middle Tenn.
Ice coating the roads in Clarksville, Tenn. Ice coating the roads in Clarksville, Tenn.
White House, Tenn. White House, Tenn.

As the temperature dropped overnight Sunday, roads across Middle Tennessee iced over leading to many accidents and interstate delays Monday.

The morning commute was plagued with slick, icy roads.  Drivers are urged to use extreme caution and to stay home if possible.

The Davidson County Office of Emergency Management asked people to stay off the roadways for several hours earlier in the day.

Metro reported that at 7 a.m., they had 74 pending accidents across Davidson County.  As of 10 a.m., the number was down to a little over 20.

For the latest traffic conditions, check TDOT's Smartmap

Counties across Middle Tennessee closed school Monday due to the winter weather, including Davidson, Rutherford, Williamson and Montgomery.  

For the full list of school closures, visit wkrn.com/closings.

Rain began turning to ice evening Sunday in the northwest corner of Middle Tennessee, hitting areas such Clarksville, Dover, Paris, and Waverly pretty hard.

Conditions in Clarksville quickly deteriorated Sunday evening around 7 p.m.  Nearly two inches of ice coated the ground.

Authorities reported more than 110 accidents occurred in less than 24 hours after the wintry mix arrived.

Other major closings and delays across Middle Tennessee on Monday include:

  • Tennessee state offices
  • Governors Square Mall, Clarksville, Tenn.
  • Government offices in Montgomery, Maury and Rutherford counties
  • Smyrna's town hall
  • Humphreys County court house

Power outages were also reported across the region.  To check the latest outages or report one in your area, follow the links below:

Into Monday morning, the freezing rain turned to snow in areas with one to two inches possible on top of the ice in the northern counties of Middle Tennessee.

It is more likely to be around just an inch of snow along the I-40 corridor, including Nashville down to Franklin and Murfreesboro, and east to Mt. Juliet and Lebanon.

The snowfall on top of icing roads will make driving more difficult, particularly on bridges and overpasses as they freeze easier and quicker.

The Metro Transit Authority in Nashville stated they will be operating on their snow route detours.  Visit Nashville MTA's Web site to view the routes.

Multiple warnings have been placed into affect through Monday covering most of Middle Tennessee. For the latest weather advisories, visit wkrn.com/weatheralerts.

For the latest forecast and radar conditions, visit wkrn.com/weather.

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