Agencies caution Tennesseans to stay off roads as icy conditions remain
NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Snowfall continues in parts of Middle Tennessee on Saturday and local agencies continue to urge residents to stay off the roads unless absolutely necessary.
The Clarksville Police Department reports there are still "a lot of icy and treacherous road conditions" in the Clarksville/Montgomery area.
From Friday through 5:30 a.m. on Saturday, CPD says there were a reported 128 motorist assists, 40 injury crashes, and 131 non-injury crashes.
Mt. Juliet Police say large sections of ice still remain on main roadways, though I-40, Lebanon Road, and Mt. Juliet Road are more clear.
The FOX 17 News Steer Clear traffic car also has toured the city, our reporters finding slick roads, especially on secondary travel routes.
The Nashville MTA has some routes operating on a snow detour while others are not operating at all. The MTA also reports side roads remain icy.
TDOT says they are working to clear roads but interstates will remain the priority throughout the day, leaving local roads to city and county departments.