Quick-moving system leaves behind up to 2" of snow - WSMV News 4

Quick-moving system leaves behind up to 2" of snow

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A viewer reported receiving 1-1.5 inches of snow in White Bluff. (Photo submitted) A viewer reported receiving 1-1.5 inches of snow in White Bluff. (Photo submitted)
NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -

A quick-moving winter weather system moved through Middle Tennessee dumping up to two inches of snow along the northern Middle Tennessee area of the Cumberland Plateau.

A winter weather advisory remains in effect for the Cumberland Plateau area of Middle Tennessee until 10 a.m. as a chance of snow continues in the area.

Several school systems in that area closed today. Several other systems, including Davidson, Sumner and Williamson counties, opened on a delayed schedule.

Most of this will occur north of Interstate 40 and on the northern Cumberland Plateau.

That area could see an accumulation of 1/10th of an inch up to 1 inch of snow, while Southern Kentucky could get up two inches of snow.

The National Weather Service reported 0.3 inches of snow at Nashville International Airport. Up to two inches of snow was reported in counties along the state line in northern Middle Tennessee.

Not much accumulation is expected in the Nashville area, but the freezing rain will continue until 8 a.m., which could make the morning commute slick for some drivers. 

TDOT is working to make sure the roads are safe, especially on bridges and overpasses.

"We have problems with our morning rush hour when it's just rain, so when you throw in slick spots and everything else, that can be problematic," explained TDOT spokeswoman Kathryn Schulte. "There's not much we can do in terms of now, but what we can do, we can report tonight, be ready and make our own brine, mix the salt with the rain that's happening, and hopefully get some extra protection with our slick areas."

Crews will also have trucks out before rush hour traffic and apply salt to known problem areas.

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