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OEM Issues Wintry Weather Advisory

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.-- The Metro Office of Emergency Management has issued a Winter Storm Watch for Middle-Tennessee areas to the west, including Cheatham County. 

Starting Thursday, moderate to heavy rain with possible localized flooding is expected. On Friday, freezing rain and sleet is expected during the day, continuing into Friday night. Ice accumulation is possible for exposed surfaces Friday evening through Saturday. 

The OEM reminds residents to take extra precautions driving in snowy or icy conditions. 

These include:

--Minimize Driving

--Have a disaster kit available in the vehicle

--Keep the windshield clean

--Decrease speed and Give plenty of room to stop

--Use extreme caution on bridges and overpasses 

--Break gently to avoid skidding

--Have lights on during snow

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