State of emergency declared due to winter weather expires
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency downgraded the weather conditions to a Level 4-Elevated status on Saturday afternoon.
A state of emergency that was declared Friday due to the winter weather has expired.
The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency downgraded the weather conditions to a Level 4-Elevated status on Saturday afternoon. However, TEMA’s 24-hour Watch Point will continue to monitor the weather.
On Friday, the winter storm created big problems for drivers as road conditions deteriorated across Middle Tennessee.
Multiple cars were involved in an accident on the ramp from Interstate 65 to Briley Parkway that closed the ramp for more than an hour. Two people were injured in a crash on I-40 near Stewarts Ferry Pike, and two trucks jack-knifed on the ramp from I-65 North to I-24 West.
On I-65 South in White House, a tractor-trailer appeared to have slid off the interstate at the Highway 76 overpass. Traffic was diverted off the interstate while the interstate was cleared.
Montgomery County was also hit hard by the winter storm. From Friday through early Saturday morning, officials responded to 40 accidents with injuries and 131 non-injury crashes.
To the west, the Tennessee Highway Patrol said roads in Memphis were "treacherous" on Friday. A wreck involving 20 cars closed Interstate 40 West near Jackson for several hours.
On Saturday evening, the Nashville Weather Service issued a list of snow totals for Middle Tennessee. It included 6 inches in western Stewart County, 5 inches in New Johnsonville, 5 inches in Clarksville, and 4 inches in Portland. To view the full list, click here.
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The roadways in the Memphis District are ice covered and treacherous. Stay off them if you are able. If you have to get out, allow yourself lots of extra time for travel. Dress warmly and pack a blanket just in case. If you do become stranded, call *THP.— THPMemphis (@THPMemphis) January 12, 2018
Good morning, Southern Kentucky! We’re live in downtown Hopkinsville this morning in already icy conditions with what highway crews are doing to treat the roads despite the weather working against them. Join us on #News4Today pic.twitter.com/4msWMX9VZP— Rebecca Cardenas (@RebeccaWSMV) January 12, 2018
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