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State Farm® reminds drivers that Potholes can be Costly

 

Don’t Get Swallowed Up By the Road

State FarmMurfreesboro, TN – Winter brings a number of driving hazards, but one of the most dreaded is the pothole. An encounter with one can leave damaged tires, wheels and suspension components in its wake. State Farm estimates the average damage can put a big dent in drivers’ pocketbooks – costing anywhere from $300.00 to $700.00.

Potholes, also called chuckholes and road craters, can occur in any region or climate, but at this time of year, they’re especially prominent in areas known for ice, snow and below-freezing temperatures. Freezing and thawing cycles allow moisture to seep into the road surface, which causes the road to crumble. «Read the rest of this article»

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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 Police Department Winter Storm road conditions update for Thursday Morning, March 4th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – A few more crashes trickled in during the night for a total of 56 reported traffic crashes from 5:00pm yesterday until 5:00am today. Thirty-seven of the crashes were inside the city limits and nineteen were on county roads. Precipitation remained almost all sleet until well after midnight.

Several crashes resulted in overturned vehicles, but the number of injury crashes has been low. Cars went off the road and had to be abandoned all over town.

Sleet and snow fell across Clarksville-Montgomery County overnight making for extreme driving conditions this morning.

Sleet and snow fell across Clarksville-Montgomery County overnight making for extreme driving conditions this morning.

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Clarksville Police releases streets weather update for Wednesday night, March 4th

 

Clarksville Police Department - CPDClarksville, TN – Crashes continue throughout the city. From 4:00pm to 7:00pm there have been 29 reported crashes inside the city limits. Five of those crashes involved injury. There have also been numerous crashes outside the city in Montgomery County.

There have been eleven official calls for motorist assists in the city, but officers helped a number of other motorists without being dispatched when they rolled up on stuck vehicles. «Read the rest of this article»

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Winter Storm Warning issued for Clarksville – Montgomery County

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) has issued a winter storm warning for 3 to 5 inches of snow with some light ice accumulation for Clarksville-Montgomery County which is in effect from 3:00pm Wednesday until 9:00am CST Thursday.

The winter storm watch is no longer in effect.

A strong upper level low pressure system will bring plenty of rain this evening and overnight followed by mixed precipitation and finally snow later in the day Wednesday.

Clarksville-Montgomery County area under Winter Storm Warning starting at 3:00pm, Wednesday, March 4th.

Clarksville-Montgomery County area under Winter Storm Warning starting at 3:00pm, Wednesday, March 4th.

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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’s Roxy Regional Theatre cancels “Honky Tonk Angels” performance for Wednesday, March 4th due to weather forecast

 

Roxy Regional TheatreClarksville, TN – Due to the impending ice and snow forecast for tomorrow afternoon and evening, the Roxy Regional Theatre has decided to go ahead and cancel this Wednesday evening’s 7:00pm performance of “Honky Tonk Angels”.

We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this change in plans, but the safety of our patrons and performers is our top priority, and the storm is expected to significantly impact road conditions Wednesday evening.

Roxy Regional Theatre's "Honky Tonk Angels" performance cancelled for Wednesday, March 4th

Roxy Regional Theatre’s “Honky Tonk Angels” performance cancelled for Wednesday, March 4th

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AAA gives 5 Tips for Cleaning your Car after the Thaw

 

AAAKnoxville, TN – Your shiny car is probably three dirty shades of grey after driving through the snow, slush and salt during the last two weeks.  In fact, your car could be corroding in some secret places, and reversing the effects may not be as easy as a simple car wash.

“In addition to the build-up on the body of the vehicle, damage can occur to the undercarriage as well,” said Jack Wilson, field business manager, Tennessee Approved Auto Repair. “Proper cleaning can help combat corrosion to vital parts such as brake lines and fuel tanks, and time could be a factor.” «Read the rest of this article»

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More Snow expected for Clarksville – Montgomery County tonight

 

National Weather ServiceNashville, TN – The National Weather Service (NWS) reports that a developing storm system will move across the gulf coast states this afternoon into tonight and produce accumulating snowfall across Clarksville-Montgomery County and Middle Tennessee.

For locations generally north of Interstate 40 and west of Interstate 65, snowfall accumulations are expected to be less than one inch.

Up to one inch of snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County tonight.

Up to one inch of snow expected across Clarksville-Montgomery County tonight.

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Tennessee National Guard Teams respond to Winter Weather

 

Tennessee National GuardNashville, TN – Soldiers from Dickson’s 267th Military Police Company were on the highway Friday night assisting local authorities with health and welfare checks for stranded motorists along I-40, west of Nashville.

The Soldiers patrolled a 50 mile stretch, both east and west, along the most congested areas. Some motorists were stranded for several hours and the appearance of Soldiers with various supply and comfort items were a welcome sight.

Soldiers from the 267th Military Police Company headquartered in Dickson check the welfare of a motorist stranded on I-40 Friday night. The Soldiers patrolled over 50 miles of highway during the worst of the storm.

Soldiers from the 267th Military Police Company headquartered in Dickson check the welfare of a motorist stranded on I-40 Friday night. The Soldiers patrolled over 50 miles of highway during the worst of the storm.

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