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Tennessee Highway Patrol releases 4th of July Traffic Enforcement Strategy

 

Tennessee State Troopers to Utilize Data-Driven Enforcement to Reduce Traffic Fatalities

Tennessee Highway Patrol - THPNashville, TN – The Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) will conduct a variety of traffic safety tools and utilize data-driven enforcement during the Fourth of July holiday period to help reduce serious injury and fatal crashes across the state. The traffic safety campaign will begin at 12:01am on Friday, July 3rd and conclude at midnight on Sunday, July 5th.

Twelve people were killed in Tennessee during last year’s 96-hour Fourth of July holiday period. That’s down from the 19 vehicular deaths during the 2013 July 4th holiday. Of last year’s 12 traffic fatalities, seven were vehicle occupants and five were motorcyclists. Four (57%) of the individuals killed were not wearing seat belts and three of the traffic deaths were alcohol-related.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

Tennessee Highway Patrolman on a traffic stop.

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National Weather Service reports Hot Weather to increase across Middle Tennessee

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – According to the National Weather Service (NWS), hot and humid weather that has developed over Middle Tennessee will increase as a high pressure system strengthens over the southeastern states early this week.

High temperatures will reach the lower 90s today and when combined with the humidity it will feel like the mid 90s. Temperatures are expected to be even warmer on Monday and Tuesday with actual temperatures getting into the low to mid 90s and heat index values possibly climbing into the upper 90s.

High temperatures expected this week across Middle Tennessee.

High temperatures expected this week across Middle Tennessee.

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Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission sets Two Buck Limit for State’s 2015-16 Hunting Seasons

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Fish and Wildlife Commission (TFWC) has voted to reduce the white-tailed buck limit for the 2015-16 seasons. Deer hunters will now be able to take a total of two bucks throughout the deer hunting seasons.

After months of discussion and consideration, the action came during the TFWC’s May meeting which concluded Friday at the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency’s Ray Bell Region III Building. «Read the rest of this article»

 


National Weather Service issues Wind Advisory for Clarksville Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weater Service (NWS) reports gusty winds will continue across Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as Middle Tennessee through this evening. A low pressure system will move across the Ohio Valley Region with a trailing cold front crossing Middle Tennessee this evening.

These weather systems will produce gusty winds. Frequent wind gusts over 30 mph can be expected. Winds will be briefly stronger as the cold front sweeps across the area this evening. With some gusts over 40 mph. «Read the rest of this article»

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Freeze Watch issued for Clarksville Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) in Nashville has issued a freeze watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as parts of Middle Tennessee which is in effect from late Friday night through Saturday morning.

After several days of mild temperatures a cold front is bringing colder temperatures to Middle Tennessee. Temperatures late Friday night and Saturday morning will be in the 20s with a hard freeze possible at many locations.

Cold Weather

Cold Weather

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Clarksville – Montgomery County under Flood Watch until Saturday morning

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a Flood Watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County as well as portions of Middle Tennessee until 5:00am Saturday morning, March 14th.

Recent episodes of snow and rain have left behind a saturated ground over much, if not all, of Middle Tennessee. As several more rounds of showers develop across the mid state over the next few days, many places will see between one and two more inches of rainfall.

The Cumberland River at Clarksville is currently at 35.68 feet as of 5:30pm, Thursday, March 12th. Flood stage is 46 feet.

The Cumberland River at Clarksville is currently at 35.68 feet as of 5:30pm, Thursday, March 12th. Flood stage is 46 feet.

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Clarksville – Montgomery County travel conditions still remain hazardous

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that the heavy accumulations of snow and sleet from Wednesday night and Thursday morning will continue to result in hazardous driving conditions around the Clarksville-Montgomery County area as well as the mid-state today.

While the sun will be out in full strength, temperatures will only top out in the low to middle 30s.

Road conditions still remain hazardous for most of Clarksville Montgomery County.

Road conditions still remain hazardous for most of Clarksville Montgomery County.

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Clarksville – Montgomery County under Winter Storm Watch starting Wednesday at noon

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm watch for Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee starting at noon Wednesday and continuing through noon Thursday.

A strong upper level low pressure system will bring plenty of rain on Tuesday followed by mixed precipitation and finally snow later in the day Wednesday. High temperatures in the 60s for most of the region tomorrow will fall to highs in the 20s by Thursday following the passage of a strong cold front.

A mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow is expected late afternoon Wednesday for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

A mix of freezing rain, sleet and snow is expected late afternoon Wednesday for Clarksville-Montgomery County.

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Clarksville American Red Cross Seeking Community Volunteers for Variety of Positions

 

Next Volunteer Orientation Class March 3rd

American Red CrossClarksville, TN – Every single day, the American Red Cross helps people in emergencies.

Whether it’s one displaced family, thousands of disaster victims, or providing care and comfort to an ill or injured service member or veteran or support to a military family member, the vital work is made possible by community volunteers.

American Red Cross worker Bob Tyler. (Robert W. Wallace)

American Red Cross worker Bob Tyler. (Robert W. Wallace)

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Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency confirms New Largemouth Bass Fishing Record

 

Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency - TWRANashville, TN – The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency has confirmed that a new state record for a largemouth bass has been established, breaking the previous mark which was set more than 60 years ago.

The new state record fish weighs in at 15 pounds, 3 ounces. Friday, February 13th proved to be a very lucky and history-making day for angler and new record holder Gabe Keen who made the catch on Chickamauga Reservoir.

Gabe Keen holds his new state record bass caught on Chickamauga Lake on February 13th. The record fish broke the previous mark which stood for more than 60 years. (Richard Simms, Scenic City Fishing Charters)

Gabe Keen holds his new state record bass caught on Chickamauga Lake on February 13th. The record fish broke the previous mark which stood for more than 60 years. (Richard Simms, Scenic City Fishing Charters)

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