Tennessee Still Under Winter Storm Watch, Nashville Announces Safety Measures


Tennessee remained under a State of Emergency Tuesday as snow and ice accumulated throughout West Tennessee and Middle Tennessee.

Metro Nashville facilities will remain closed Wednesday due to this week’s inclement weather.

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency officials addressed the public in a press release Tuesday night.

“A second winter storm is expected Wednesday through Thursday. A Winter Storm Warning has been issued for West Tennessee effective at midnight through February 18,” according to TEMA.

“A Winter Storm Watch has been issued for Middle Tennessee effective tomorrow afternoon through February 18. Select counties in East Tennessee are also under a Winter Storm Watch effective tomorrow evening through February 18.”

TEMA officials reported storm-related outages in several counties. Nashville’s State Emergency Operations Center remained active to address any life safety needs.

Tennessee Department of Health officials reported three weather-related fatalities, including two in Shelby County and one in Maury County.

Metro Nashville Public Schools will remain closed Wednesday, school officials said on Facebook.

“All Metro Schools are closed tomorrow, February 17. That means there are no classes for students who attend school in-person and virtual, alike. 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 Public School officials said.

“All after-school activities, including sports practices, games, performances and meetings also are cancelled. District offices will be closed physically, February 17, but will be available virtually. 12-month employees will report to work remotely unless their positions require them to report in person.”

Metro Nashville officials said in a press release Tuesday that all non-essential Metro Nashville-Davidson County facilities will remain closed Wednesday.

“In addition to the delay caused by the Presidents’ Day holiday, inclement weather has caused additional delays for trash and recycling collection this week. To prioritize safety for all, we will not be collecting trash or recycling, February 17,” Metro Nashville officials said.

“Residents with Tuesday collections, previously scheduled to be picked up on Wednesday, February 17 will be picked up next Tuesday, February 23. The department will assess conditions and make a determination about Wednesday collections, currently scheduled to be picked up on Thursday, at a later time.”

Metro Nashville officials also said that public works crews continue to plow and salt primary and secondary routes across Davidson County and urged drivers to avoid roadways if possible.

As of Tuesday night, Nashville weather was mostly cloudy with a low around 14 degrees, according to TEMA.

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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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  1. 83ragtop50

    Gosh darn. When the headline said “Safety Measures” I thought that Cooper and the city council members were being removed.