Nashville Announces Closures for Tuesday as Major Winter Storm Hits Middle Tennessee



Metro Nashville Schools and many other facilities within the city will remain closed Tuesday due to inclement weather.

This, as a major winter storm impacts the Tennessee Valley. This storm system was expected to bring freezing rain, sleet, and snow throughout the state, with the greatest impacts in West Tennessee and Middle Tennessee. These weather conditions caused significant impacts to roadways, according to the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

Metro Nashville School officials, meanwhile, said that, with schools closed Tuesday, students will not report in person or virtually.

“All before and after school care is cancelled unless your provider offers an inclement weather site. Please check with your provider for that information,” Metro Nashville School officials said on the district’s Facebook page.

“All after-school activities, including sports practices, games, performances and meetings are also cancelled. District offices will be closed physically but remain open virtually, and 12-month employees will report to work remotely unless their positions require them to report in person. Even when classes are cancelled and attendance is not taken, we encourage our students to use their devices to access their virtual content to continue making learning progress.”

TEMA officials said in an emailed press release Monday that they had activated and staffed Nashville’s State Emergency Operations Center. Staff will monitor weather, road conditions and also address any life safety needs.

In a follow-up press release Monday night, TEMA officials said West Tennessee had reported up to seven inches of snow across the region. Ice and sleet had accumulated in Middle Tennessee.

East Tennessee, TEMA officials went on to say, had received reports of icy roadways.

“At this time, there are two weather-related fatalities confirmed by the Tennessee Department of Health,” TEMA officials said, adding those fatalities occurred in Shelby and Maury counties.

Metro Nashville officials said in a press release Monday that Davidson County’s outdoor COVID-19 Community Assessment Centers, closed Monday for Presidents Day, would remain closed on Tuesday due to the weather conditions.

Meharry Medical College operates those Community Assessment Centers.

Metro Nashville officials said that the COVID 19 Hotline, however, will resume operations on Tuesday at 7 a.m. The hotline number is 615-862-7777.

TEMA officials said Monday night that Nashville had snow showers and freezing rain before 10 p.m. TEMA forecast that the city would have a slight chance of snow showers between 10 p.m. and 1 a.m. with lows around 12 degrees and a 90 percent chance of precipitation.

“Little or no ice accumulation expected. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible,” TEMA said Monday night regarding Nashville.

Davidson County officials said Nashville would remain under a Winter Storm Warning through at least Tuesday. 

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Chris Butler is an investigative journalist at The Tennessee Star. Follow Chris on Facebook. Email tips to [email protected]





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