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Terry Bulger has been bringing you stories of the people and places that make Tennessee unique and interesting on News4 since 1990. Contact Terry if you have an interesting community story for him to cover.

Sixteen years ago in Mid-January, the heavens opened up and dished out ivory snow all around Nashville.

It sounds pretty, and in certain instances it was.

But in other cases, it was not.

Seven, eight, nine inches in one day to a city that isn't really used to handling mini-blizzards.

This isn't Minneapolis or Buffalo.

News4 Chief Meteorologist Lisa Spencer was here.

"I remember the snow storm, was the biggest one we had in years. Some people were excited, but of course it caused many, many accidents, so many accidents."

The cars on the road never had a chance. That's back when this city didn't have traffic jams.

Imagine what it would look like today.

School kids stranded on slow moving buses for hours. Gridlock and a mass exodus to get away from it, but it was too late to even try.

No one predicted this much snow, falling so fast.

That Icee truck had no reason to hurry, hardly needed on this hot chocolate day.

This year may not be a big snow, but stick around long enough and hang on to your sled. You'll use it at some point.

All of this proof, it may be sandals on Saturday and snow shoes on Sunday.

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