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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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Eight Tennessee Counties to receive Federal Disaster Assistance

 

Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby, Tipton counties

State of TennesseeNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide public assistance to eight counties due to the severe winter weather that brought snow, ice and sleet accumulations to the state from March 2nd to March 4th, 2014.

The presidential disaster declaration will allow government entities and certain private non-profits in Carroll, Cheatham, Dickson, Haywood, Houston, Madison, Shelby and Tipton counties to apply for reimbursement of specific expenses related to disaster response and recovery. «Read the rest of this article»

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Freezing Rain, Sleet falling across Clarksville Montgomery County Sunday night, March 2nd, creating hazardous road conditions

 

Ice and Snow means Take it SlowClarksville, TN – A winter storm is moving cross the Clarksville-Montgomery County area bringing with it rain, freezing rain and sleet. Later tonight, it will change to snow.

Currently rain from earlier in the evening has mixed with sleet causing an icy slush on the roads that is extremely slick. The current temperature is 27°F with the low overnight expected to reach 18°F. As the temperature drops, road conditions will only worsen.

Ice and Snow building up on a limb can cause it to break and fall on power lines, cars, etc.

Ice and Snow building up on a limb can cause it to break and fall on power lines, cars, etc.

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Ice and Sleet expected across Clarksville Montgomery County Sunday afternoon into Monday morning

 

Significant Ice and Sleet accumulations are possible over portions of Middle Tennessee late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.

National Weather ServiceClarksville, TN – The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for the Clarksville-Montgomery County area and portions of Middle Tennessee.

Sub-freezing temperatures will begin to filter into Middle Tennessee late Sunday afternoon behind a cold front that will slowly move southeastward across the mid state. A change over from rain to freezing rain is expected to start across northwest portions of the mid state by the late Sunday afternoon hours.

Ice and Snow means Take it Slow

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National Weather Service issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Montgomery County and Northwestern Middle Tennessee

 

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Nashville, TNNational Weather ServiceThe National Weather Service in Nashville, TN has issued a winter weather advisory for sleet and freezing rain which will remain in effect until 6:00am tomorrow moring.

A winter weather advisory means that periods of snow, sleet, or freezing rain will cause travel difficulties. Be prepared for slippery roads and limited visibilities, and exercise caution while driving.

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Frigid Temperatures with some snow accumulation forecast for Clarksville-Montgomery County on Sunday

 

Ice and Snow Take It SlowClarksville, TN – According to the National Weather Service, an arctic blast with accumulating snow will strike Middle Tennessee Sunday and Sunday night

The leading edge of frigid arctic air will push into Northwest Middle Tennessee around noon Sunday, crossing the I-65 corridor around 3:00pm, and the Cumberland Plateau around 6:00pm.

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Tennessee Department of Health says be prepared for Winter Driving

 

Tennessee Department of HealthNashville, TN – A new round of winter weather is moving into Tennessee, as many residents are still returning home from holiday visits or getting back into work routines. Wherever you’re driving, don’t pack up the car without including your emergency supplies!

Snow, ice and sub-freezing temperatures of winter weather can come with little or no warning and can create treacherous driving conditions. The Department of Health is reminding Tennesseans to plan ahead to avoid dangerous winter travel problems. «Read the rest of this article»

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Clarksville Weather Forecast Saturday Morning, December 7th

 

Ice & Snow Take It SlowClarksville, TN – A light dusting of snow fell over the Clarksville-Montgomery County area last night. Along with the rain/freezing rain earlier in the night, it will combine to make some slick areas on the road this morning. Ice has formed in shaded road areas as well as bridges and overpasses. Along some roads, snow and ice have formed near the edges.

Motorists that have to get out this morning are urged to take it slow. Beware of black ice on the roads. Ice is clear and is not easily seen.

The aftermath of an ice storm

The aftermath of an ice storm

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NASA’s Cassini Spacecraft data reveals Saturn’s Moon Titan May Have Rigid Ice Shell

 

NASA - National Aeronautics and Space AdministrationPasadena, CA – An analysis of gravity and topography data from the Saturnian moon Titan obtained by NASA’s Cassini spacecraft suggests there could be something unexpected about the moon’s outer ice shell.

The findings, published on August 28th in the journal Nature, suggest that Titan’s ice shell could be rigid, and that relatively small topographic features on the surface could be associated with large ice “roots” extending into the underlying ocean.

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