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The National Weather Service had reports of up to seven inches of snow on Thursday in Wilson County as police responded to numerous traffic calls.
“Now is not the time to be out driving as roadways are very hazardous due to the snow,” Mt. Juliet Police Capt. Tyler Chandler said. “What is melting is turning to ice.”
Mt. Juliet Police reported 78 disabled vehicles that had either spun out or had become stuck in the snow by early evening. The department also reported 13 crashes and three reckless drivers.
Old Lebanon Dirt Road was a particular trouble spot near Moreland Hills Drive in Mt. Juliet with multiple reports of vehicles congested and stuck in snow and ice, Chandler said.
On Friday, Mt. Juliet Police reported seven disabled vehicles, five wrecks and one reckless driver through 11 a.m.
Lebanon Police reported "dozens" crashes and vehicles off the roadway, Lt. PJ Hardy said. The Wilson County Emergency Management Agency also reported multiple wrecks and impassable roadways.
Wilson County Schools were closed for weather Thursday and announced classes were also canceled for Friday. The Lebanon Special School District had already closed for the week starting Wednesday because of COVID-19.
Those who didn’t have to drive were able to enjoy the snow.
Jessica Wilson, 12, stamped out the shape of a heart in the snow in front of her home for her dad to see.
“I love the snow. It's so cheerful,” she said continuing to walk the outline of the heart because how fast the snow was falling.
Jerry Rosa was among several people who still had to take their dogs out on Cedar Creek Village Road in Wilson County. Rosa was with 5-month-old dog Bruce as the snow fell.
“He just wants to walk, but he doesn’t like the cold, so he wants to get back,” Rosa said.
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This article originally appeared on Nashville Tennessean: Snow in Wilson County: 7 inches Thursday; police respond to numerous calls