Slick roads likely for morning commute

Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at 4:49am
Staff reports

Drivers should be prepared for an icy commute as temperatures dipped into the low 20s Monday night and turned any remaining moisture on the roadways to ice.

Davidson and several surrounding counties made the decision Monday night to close schools today because of expected icy conditions.

Metro road crews worked 12-hour shifts on Presidents Day and overnight to try to keep roads clear, but there were more calls for service than available salt trucks.

The National Weather Service reported light snow showers across most of Middle Tennessee overnight, but no new accumulation was expected.

Today’s forecast calls for a high near 32 degrees which means the layer of ice that has coated everything from sidewalks to side streets will likely stick around another day.

Temperatures are expected to dip to 24 degrees tonight with a high on Wednesday of 37 degrees.

 

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