Another messy morning: Icy roads cause accidents across Nashville area

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Patches of ice from freezing drizzle and fog have created another mess for drivers across the area. Conditions prompted the National Weather Service to issue a Winter Weather Advisory from 8:00 a.m. until Noon for parts of the area.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s SmartWay map showed several traffic accidents on interstate highways to the south and east of downtown Nashville Sunday morning. Metro Nashville Police have responded to dozens of accidents around Davidson County.

In Mt. Juliet, police reported multiple crashes across the city, calling driving conditions hazardous. Officers there responded to accidents on I-40, Mt. Juliet Rd. and various side streets. Police closed North Greenhill Rd. near Green Hill High School due to ice.

In Williamson County, the Sheriff’s department urged caution in a Twitter message: “Icy road conditions are making travel dangerous this morning throughout the county. Even main roads and interstates are icy. @WCSO_Sheriff advises you to stay home unless you have an emergency.”

Williamson County deputies reported icy conditions at several locations, including Carters Creek Pike at Southall Rd. and Natchez Trace at Pinewood Rd.

Temperatures Sunday morning lingered in the low 20s, with a Winter Storm Watch set to go into effect for all of Middle Tennessee in the evening.

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