RC. Schools Closed Wed. Feb. 1st – Weather Update
ROBERTSON COUNTY TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – According to Robertson County Schools, due to concerns about inclement weather, Robertson County Schools will be closed tomorrow, Wednesday, February 1, 2023.
Daycare will be open.
According to the US National Weather Service Nashville Tennessee, The next wave of precipitation will move in late this afternoon through this evening. Precipitation will likely start as freezing rain and sleet in the northwestern counties. Farther south and east, precipitation will start as rain before transitioning to freezing rain. By Wednesday morning, we expect the majority of the area to be at or below freezing. Freezing rain will impact a broader area tonight and we expect travel impacts to be more widespread. Given this, we have issued a new Winter Weather Advisory for tonight and tomorrow morning.
Northwestern and West Central Middle Tennessee
WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY NOW IN EFFECT FROM 3 PM CST THIS AFTERNOON UNTIL 6 AM CST WEDNESDAY…
Mixed precipitation expected. Total sleet accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch and ice accumulations of up to one tenth of an inch.
Northwestern and West Central Middle Tennessee.
Until 6 AM CST Wednesday.
Plan on slippery road conditions. The hazardous conditions could impact the evening commute.
Slow down and use caution while traveling.
The latest road conditions for the state you are calling from can be obtained by calling 5 1 1.
Create an emergency car kit. It is best to avoid traveling, but if travel is necessary, keep the following in your car:
• Cell phone, portable charger, and extra batteries
• Items to stay warm such as extra hats, coats, mittens, and blankets
• Windshield scraper
• Battery-powered radio with extra batteries
• Flashlight with extra batteries
• Water and snack food
• First aid kit with any necessary medications and a pocket knife
• Tow chains or rope
• Tire chains
• Canned compressed air with sealant for emergency tire repair
• Cat litter or sand to help tires get traction, or road salt to melt ice
• Booster cables with fully charged battery or jumper cables
• Hazard or other reflectors
• Bright colored flag or help signs, emergency distress flag, and/or emergency flares
• Road maps
• Waterproof matches and a can to melt snow for water
Bring your pets indoors
If you have pets, bring them indoors. If you cannot bring them inside, provide adequate shelter to keep them warm and make sure they have access to unfrozen water.
Prevent Frozen Pipes:
• Insulate Pipes. The best way to keep your pipes from freezing is to purchase specifically designed pipe insulation.
• Keep Garage Doors Closed.
• Open Cabinets.
• Let Faucets Drip.
• Keep the Thermostat Consistent.
• Seal Cracks and Openings.
• Leave the Heat On.
• Open Interior Doors.
*Remember the harsh cold weather can be tough on our older neighbors, be sure to check up on them when you have an opportunity
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