NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Agencies across Middle Tennessee report multiple accidents due to icy conditions Saturday morning.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol’s Nashville posted urged caution via Twitter, stating troopers were investigating several ice-related accidents and urging drivers to slow down and beware of ice.
Two multi-vehicle accidents happened before 8:00 a.m. in both directions of I-24 near Old Hickory Blvd. Three eastbound lanes were shut down and one lane was backed up on the westbound side. It is not clear right now whether ice played a factor in either crash. The Nashville Fire Department reported it was sending multiple resources to the scene.
In Williamson County, the THP said Clovercroft Road was closed due to “multiple property damage crashes caused by ice.”
The Williamson County Emergency Management Agency also reports Arno Allisona and Coleman Road are also closed because of ice.
Brentwood police say a vehicle damaged a telephone pole and low-hanging powerlines Saturday morning between Crockett Road between Witherspoon Drive and Green Hills Blvd. It is currently closed and drivers are advised to avoid area for now.
Earlier Saturday morning, the Maury County Fire Department reported several crashes due to icy roads there, urging drivers to be cautious.
The I-40 Eastbound On-Ramp from Mt. Juliet Road has been closed due to ice on the ramp. Multiple crashes have occurred.
There are also several reports of heavy fog across Middle Tennessee as well. AAA officials say you should keep extra supplies in your car such as blankets, hats, gloves and warm clothing in case of an emergency.