Cybersecdn- Monday, it wasn’t hard to get around the Thunder Radio listening area. It wasn’t easy, though. Monday, it snowed a lot in the southern part of Middle Tennessee. Backroads, state highways, and interstates got inches of snow at a rate that teams couldn’t keep up.
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Traffic was backed up from Grundy County all the way to Beech Grove on I-24, and the same thing happened on Highway 55 Monday afternoon with a truck trailer that had jackknifed.
Because of dangerous conditions on the Interstate, TDOT officials had to take their attention off of state roads for a long time to focus on the Interstate for most of the day. What made things even worse was that around 2 p.m. Monday, the Coffee County Highway Department said they would stop salting and plowing so as not to “waste our salt supply.” By Monday afternoon, it had showed a lot, and it was too cold to do anything. The roads are likely to be just as dangerous in the morning on Tuesday. Coffee County EMA officials want everyone to “stay home if possible.”
The snow will be gone by Monday night or Tuesday morning, but now the cold weather is a worry. At 11 p.m. Monday, the National Weather Service warned of a wind chill warning that will last until 10 a.m. Wednesday. During that time, the wind chill (feels like) could drop as low as -15 at times.