Weather Nashville Tn

December 15, 2010 by · Comments Off on Weather Nashville Tn 

Weather Nashville Tn, Snow and ice are expected to Middle Tennessee on Wednesday, the National Weather Service office in Nashville advises. The bureau has issued a winter advisory 6:00 to 6:00 p.m. Wednesday. The storm should move in the southwest. It will start as a mixture of light snow, sleet and freezing rain Wednesday morning and gradually increase during the day. Significant accumulations of ice are expected Wednesday afternoon and night. Nashville, Clarksville and Murfreesboro are expected to see snow accumulation of one-half to 1 inch, which occurs mainly along and west of the Cumberland Plateau. Ice accumulations could be as much as a quarter inch.
(AP) – Snow covered Tennessee on Sunday, causing hazardous road conditions and forcing some schools in the eastern part of the state to announce the closure. The National Weather Service said the cold air will continue to pour into the state Sunday night, carrying 1 to 2 inches of snow in Middle Tennessee and up to 5 inches for parts of the Cumberland Plateau.
The Weather Service says wind gusts exceed 30 miles per hour at lying strong enough to overturn furniture and garbage cans. Some public schools in East Tennessee have announced the closure on Sunday, including Claiborne, Grainger and Cumberland County Schools. WSMV-TV in Nashville police reports Franklin worked for five accidents on Highway 65, but only one accident has caused injuries. The station reports that bad weather forced several communities to cancel Christmas parade scheduled for Sunday. Information from: WSMV-TV,


December 13, 2010 by · Comments Off on Tdot 

Tdot, Lisa Yount and her husband are storing some of their “essential elements” for the forecast winter weather.

“We all today. Bread, oreos, beer and Coca-Cola diet is all we need,” she said.

If you were in last winter, you may remember we had no snow until early January. And that memory is still in the minds of many.

“I do not think I’ll go anywhere,” said Jenny Watson, who is planning to stay in, watch some football and make Christmas cookies.

While others are not as concerned.

“It really does not seem too worried,” said John Deschenes.

TDOT maintenance crews have already taken the necessary precautions. They spent all of Friday to brine on the roads in advance, and will continue to do Sunday afternoon, 12:00 to 4:00 p.m.

According to TDOT, they have many resources available for use in East Tennessee at the battle of ice and snow this season, including:

– 214 salt trucks

– 54,920 tons of salt

– 211 snowplow

– 103 trucks brine

But some, like Yount, said they tend to avoid risk.

“I’m not leaving,” she said. “I get everything done before because I do not want to risk any damage to my vehicle and myself.”

Tdot Road Conditions

May 2, 2010 by · Comments Off on Tdot Road Conditions 

Tdot Road ConditionsTdot Road Conditions:In its first full day of its reopening after the rock fall last October, tens of thousands of cars rolling again on I-40 from eastern Tennessee, North Carolina.

While the closure of Interstate create major headaches for drivers and financial devastation for local businesses, may have been a glimmer of hope for construction equipment.

TDOT was able to wrap several repairs scheduled early due to lack of traffic. Normally, repairs will have created miles of traffic congestion and cost the state more money.

“After the collapse of rock, changed the schedule for a lot of routine maintenance activities,” said Steve Borden, TDOT Region of a director. “Those are things that probably would have made later in the year in the summer. With us you can work the months when there was no traffic, it was safer for our workers and did the work faster.”

The construction of roads without traffic is also cheaper for the state. Traffic control for general maintenance, costing the state an estimated $ 575 per day.

“We were able to make some rejuvenation. Drivers will also notice the highway is much cleaner. We cut back the trees that would normally present a danger,” said Borden.

TDOT also was able to stabilize the various points rockslides problems and install safety measures.

“There are new fences and rock catchment rock bolting to hold those areas instead. Some areas have new drapes to keep the material that falls into the road,” said Borden.

Borden said TDOT improvements near Interstate upgrades and maintenance will be around five bridges near the border of North Carolina.

“We would have loved to get the bridges is performed when there was no traffic, but the way the budget works could not get any before the planned projects. Let’s start working on bridges this summer and stay away from any lane closures until 15 August, “said Borden.