Cybersecdn- A severe winter storm has wreaked havoc across Tennessee, claiming 14 lives and prompting concerns across the Northeastern United States. Tennessee bore the brunt of the storm, with Nashville receiving over nine inches of snow, leading to widespread closures and significant disruptions.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol reported three fatal car crashes directly linked to the inclement weather, alongside hundreds of other accidents. The fatalities were dispersed across several counties, including Shelby, Hickman, Madison, and others, reflecting the storm’s extensive impact.
State officials have been vigilant, with government offices closed and emergency measures in place. The National Weather Service has extended winter weather advisories to regions as far south as Alabama and as far north as New Jersey and Michigan, east of the Mississippi River.
Washington, D.C. is bracing for more snow, with Mayor Muriel Bowser extending the cold weather emergency. The city’s Snow Team is preparing for comprehensive salt deployment on emergency routes, with trucks on standby for additional assistance.
West Virginia is also preparing for extreme conditions, with Governor Jim Justice declaring a state of emergency across all 55 counties. The governor emphasized the need for readiness and community support in the face of the impending storm.