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Tennessee Highway Patrol urges Tennesseans to prepare for Weather-Related Roadway Problems

 

Dial *THP from Cell Phone in case of Roadside Emergency

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) is urging citizens to prepare for weather-related problems on the roads across the state this winter. Motorists are encouraged to dial *THP (*847) from a mobile phone for state trooper assistance in case of a roadside emergency.

“We want to make sure all Tennesseans are prepared in case they become stranded on the roads this winter. State troopers are standing by to assist motorists in the event of a roadside emergency during these extreme cold temperatures,” THP Colonel Tracy Trott said. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Transportation prepared for Winter Weather

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN - The Tennessee Department of Transportation is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season. Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season.

“Tennessee often sees the bulk of its winter weather in January and February,” TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. “Our salt bins are fully stocked and we have more than a thousand employees ready to mobilize in the event of inclement weather.”

TDOT gets ready to tackle Winter Weather.

TDOT gets ready to tackle Winter Weather.

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Clarksville Department of Electricity asks customers to reduce Electrical Use

 

Clarksville Department of Electricity - CDE - CDE LightbandClarksville, TN – Extreme temperatures are currently placing record electrical demand on the Tennessee Valley Authority’s power grid.

As a result, all 155 of TVA’s local power companies including the Clarksville Department of Electricity have been directed to communicate with their customers the need to reduce nonessential electrical loads. «Read the rest of this article»

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City of Clarksville releases Shelter Availability Update

 

City of Clarksville - Clarksville, TNClarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is updating the information on shelter availability tonight, January 7th, 2015.

Should any resident of Clarksville-Montgomery County need shelter for the night, they can contact Buffalo Valley at 931.206.7608. There were still beds available at that facility this afternoon. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools to open two hours late Thursday, January 8th

 

Clarksville-Montgomery County School System - CMCSSMontgomery County, TN – Clarksville-Montgomery County Schools (CMCSS) will have a two-hour delayed opening tomorrow, Thursday, January 8th, 2015 due to frigid temperatures.

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National Weather Service issues Wind Chill Advisory for Clarksville – Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a wind chill advisory this afternoon into Thursday morning for the Clarksville-Montgomery County area and Middle Tennessee.

An arctic cold front will move through Middle Tennessee today bringing gusty north winds of 15 to 25 mph and temperatures falling into the teens and single digits. These gusty winds combined with the very cold temperatures will cause wind chills well below zero at times.

Starting this afternoon, Clarksville-Montgomery County will be under a wind chill advisory until Thursday morning.

Starting this afternoon, Clarksville-Montgomery County will be under a wind chill advisory until Thursday morning.

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Bitterly Cold weather to arrive in the Clarksville – Montgomery County area on Wednesday

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports an arctic cold front will move through the Clarksville – Montgomery County area as well as the Mid State late Tuesday night into Wednesday bringing an extended period of subfreezing temperatures and the coldest weather since January 2014.

Gusty northwest winds will be just below advisory criteria on Wednesday. As the front pushes through Wednesday morning, winds of 10 to 20 mph will increase to 15 to 25 mph with a few gusts of 30 to 35 mph possible by noon.

An arctic cold front will bring an extended period of subfreezing temperatures to Clarksville-Montgomery County starting Wednesday.

An arctic cold front will bring an extended period of subfreezing temperatures to Clarksville-Montgomery County starting Wednesday.

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Portable Heater Safety information from Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office

 

Portable Heater Safety Is Crucial During Winter’s Coldest Months

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – The expected arrival of single-digit weather in Tennessee this week is prompting the State Fire Marshal’s Office to remind residents to stay safe when using portable heaters to stay warm.

Portable heaters are common sights during winter, but they can sometimes lead to tragedy. An estimated 900 portable heater fires in homes are reported to U.S. fire departments each year, according to the U.S. Fire Administration. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office Urges Safe Generator Use During Winter

 

Tennessee State Fire MarshalNashville, TN – As winter temperatures plunge across Tennessee, home and business owners may rely on portable generators during occasional power outages to operate their electrical equipment such as heating units, computers, water pumps and lighting.

While portable generators can provide a quick fix, they can also pose unseen hazards that can have long-lasting effects. «Read the rest of this article»

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Top Five Ways to Fight the Freeze

 

Benjamin Franklin PlumbingSarasota, FL – As temperatures drop this week in Clarksville – Montgomery County, the risk for frozen pipes increases.

Here are some tips to help protect your pipes and property. «Read the rest of this article»

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