Snow fell across Middle Tennessee over the weekend, marking three winter storms for the region within the first month of the year. Travel delays and slick roads are expected through Tuesday morning.
"Widespread dense freezing fog and patchy black ice will be possible through early morning hours today," the National Weather Service said early Tuesday. "Exercise caution while driving on area roadways, especially secondary ones, through early morning hours today."
Schools across the region announced they are closed Tuesday due to poor road conditions, including Rutherford County Schools, Williamson County Schools and Maury County Public Schools. Metro Nashville Public Schools announced a two-hour delay for Tuesday. Here's a list of all the major school closings in Middle Tennessee.
Most of the region reported 1-4 inches of snow over the weekend, some with rain and sleet mixed in, NWS said. Some parts of Lewis and Overton County saw just under 6 inches of snow total.
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Road conditions, where to find Nashville traffic cameras
Road conditions can change quickly and become dangerous through Tuesday morning, officials warned. If possible, those who must drive are encouraged to use caution Tuesday before more snow and ice can melt.
"If you must travel, keep extra warm clothing, flashlight, non perishable food, and water in your vehicle in case of an emergency," NWS said. "Please keep up to date with latest forecasts and road conditions information across Middle Tennessee and surrounding regions."
The Tennessee Department of Transportation began pre-treating some roads as early as Friday and had crews out throughout the weekend across Middle Tennessee.
People in need of roadway assistance can contact THP by dialing *847 (THP) to have a trooper dispatched to them.
Find winter weather tips, travel information and more at tn.gov/tdot/inclement-weather. You can also follow @myTDOT on Facebook and Twitter for urgent traffic information. Call 511 for the road conditions in your areas.
You can also use the Tennessee Department of Transportation's SmartWay map to view real-time traffic conditions by clicking on "traffic cameras" from the drop down feature menu at the top right.
Nashville's extreme cold shelter open through Wednesday
Nashville's Metro Social Services will activate its extreme cold weather shelter from 7 p.m. Tuesday through 7 a.m. Wednesday. It has opened the shelter each night since Saturday.
The shelter opens when temperatures are at 28 degrees or below to receive overflow from existing shelters. The overnight housing is open to anyone who needs it at 3230 Brick Church Pike. Men, women, couples and pets are welcome.
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The overflow shelter will start taking guests when primary community partner shelters reach maximum capacity, including the Nashville Rescue Mission. A transportation plan is in place for outreach workers to drop off individuals across the city. Partners will receive directions on how to drop people off at the overflow shelters after hours and seasonal cold weather-activated passes to hand out.
Outreach workers and persons experiencing homelessness can also text the word "NashvilleWinter" to 84483 to sign up to receive text notifications about 24 hours in advance of each overflow shelter opening.
More information can be found at coldweathernashville.com or by calling 615-862-6391. Updated information on the shelter's hours will be available by 9 a.m. each day.
Nashville three day forecast
Tuesday: Patchy freezing fog before 9 a.m. and then mostly sunny. High: 47; Low: 40
Wednesday: Showers throughout the day, then a chance of rain, snow and freezing rain overnight. Chance of precipitation is 90% and tapering off into Thursday morning. High: 53; Low: 23
Thursday: Partly sunny. High: 33; Low: 20
Nashville area weather radar
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