Lingering Impact from Monday's Ice and Snow
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT) -- The mid-state is still dealing with the effects of yesterday’s severe weather.
A number of school systems in the WMOT listening area were closed again Tuesday. They include Bedford, Cannon, Davidson, Dekalb, Dickson, Maury, Robertson, Smith, Sumner, Williamson and Wilson county schools, along with the Lebanon Special District.
Local electric companies made significant progress overnight Monday restoring power. Middle Tennessee Electric had about 700 customers without power Monday morning and all have now been restored. Nashville Electric had about 4700 customers without power Monday morning and that’s now down to about 500 customers still without power.
WSMV reports that the Red Cross had a shelter open in Dickson Monday night due to extensive power outages in that area.
Metro Nashville alone reported more than 270 weather related car crashes with 35 of those reporting injuries.
Commuters may encounter black ice again Tuesday morning and are being asked to drive carefully.