ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – A winter storm that was supposed to slip by Robertson County came directly through, leaving in its wake slick roads and very cold temperatures.
The slick roads made driving difficult and several minor crashes were reported. A student at Springfield Middle School was bumped by a sliding vehicle, fortunately the student was not injured.
Later in the morning a Robertson County School bus was rear ended by a sliding vehicle in the 100 block of Church St. in Cross Plains. Though two students were reported to have minor injuries no students were transported, according to officials.
According to Emergency Management Agency Director R.L. Douglas, all the main roads are clear but the back roads are very slick and the frigid temperatures will likely cause the roads to stay that way for a few days.
Smokey Barn News took a tour of the roads in Robertson County during a live broadcast Friday afternoon. Click here to see a recording of the broadcast or you can see the broadcast below.
Periods of light snow expected across northern portions of middle Tennessee today. Light snow will move across areas along and north of interstate 40 this morning and continue through the early afternoon hours. At this time, it appears that snowfall accumulation amounts will range from a dusting to one inch in these areas.
Officials respond to Springfield Middle School after a student was bumped by a vehicle.
Additional light snow will be possible this evening and overnight across the far northeastern counties of middle Tennessee along the plateau. Widespread travel problems are not expected, however some roads, especially secondary roads, could become slippery and hazardous.
Exercise caution while driving on area roadways through Saturday morning as temperatures will continue to remain below freezing. Stay tuned for further updates and advisories, should they become necessary.
Temperatures will warm up beginning Monday with temperatures in the mid 50’s for most of next week.
A message from The Tennessee Highway Patrol:
The bitter cold temps are very dangerous. Prepare your vehicle w/ survival items i.e.
Cell phone and charger, batteries and flash light, jumper cables, blankets & non perishable food.
Please let others know where you are going.
The route that you are taking and the estimated time there and back.
If you need a trooper please call *THP (*847). If you are experiencing an emergency call 911. Drive safe. Tennessee Highway Patrol
Message from Robertson County Mayor Howard Bradley:
Most Robertson County offices will close at noon. If you have business to conduct there this morning please call before you venture out. Stay home and stay safe!
Message from Robertson County Senior Center
Due to the weather conditions, we are closed and ALL activities & programs have been CANCELLED- No Tai Chi, Cards or Dance. Please stay safe & warm! We’ll see ya next week!
Message From Thomas Drugs In Cross Plains:
Good Morning!! Isn’t this snowfall so pretty? Due to inclement weather today, Thomas Drugs soda fountain will be closing today at 3pm. The pharmacy will remain open and will close at normal time today which is 6pm.
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