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LATEST: Snow, sleet falls in middle Tennessee

(FOX 17 News)

UPDATE: (1:15 p.m.)

Snow has begun to fall in parts of Middle Tennessee.

As of 1 p.m., The Nationals Weather Service reported 2" of snow had fallen in Stewart County. Other reports of snow have come in from rural Montgomery County and the towns of Waverly and Henry.

Western counties are seeing snow right now. Metro and surrounding areas should see some snow around 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., before it heads to the east, which is expected to get a dusting.

This morning, about .1 inch of ice accumulated in several areas. In Clarksville, officials said that icy road conditions led to at least 24 crashes. TDOT has 270 crews out on the roads and several counties are out treating secondary roads.

FOX 17 News has been checking the roads in the greater Metro area and interstates appear to be in fine condition.

Any snow or freezing precipitation should be out of the FOX 17 News viewing are by midnight, but temperatures will remain below freezing. Anything that falls will stick to the roads.

Real-feel temperatures Saturday morning will be in the single digits.

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UPDATE: (7 a.m.)

Road conditions have started to deteriorate quickly.

Freezing rain and snow have been reported in several areas of the state.

Hundreds of schools and colleges have closed for the day.

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A Winter Storm Warning is now in effect for western middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky counties.

Freezing rain has been confirmed in several areas, including Dickson and surrounding areas. THP is asking people to stay off the roads.

Rain is expected to change to freezing rain and sleet throughout the morning, then switch over to snow in the late morning and early afternoon hours.

Up to .2 to .3 inches of ice and 1-3 inches of snow is possible for counties under a Winter Storm Watch. In the Metro area, up to .1 to .2 inches of ice is possible with a trace to 2 inches of snow. Counties to the east are expected to get the least winter weather with up to .1 inch of ice accumulation and up to and inch of snow.

More than 100 schools and businesses are closed Friday due to weather.

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