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A quick-moving system will move through tonight and early Thanksgiving morning producing rain and snow showers. Tonight light rain will push through Middle TN. As cold air moves in behind the front, changing rain over to light snow. Snow showers will be likely along and north of I-40, with some accumulation in southern KY and the Cumberland Plateau. 1-2 is possible along the Plateau by early Thursday AM. Up to .5 inch is possible in southern KY and TN counties bordering KY. Folks along the I-40 corridor will see flurries with little to no accumulation. Roads will become slick along the Plateau overnight and early Thursday AM.

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Bellevue Intersections Getting Upgrades for Pedestrian Safety - Erika Kurre

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NASHVILLE, TN - Bellevue will soon look like a construction zone as three of its busiest roads are getting new stoplights and crosswalks.

The improvements are being met with mixed emotions. Some worry it'll make some of the most congested intersections even worse.

It's one of the biggest reasons some drivers are wanting Metro Public Works to pump the brakes on this latest project, but slowing down is what it's all about.

The intersections are getting some upgrades after fatal pedestrian accidents started catching some attention. Emma Bradshaw, 9, barely survived being hit at the intersection of Sonya Drive and Old Hickory Boulevard almost a year ago today.

Stephen Gilland walks and rides a city bus to get where he's going. He's glad to hear about more safety measures being taken.

Already, the groundwork has begun-- and dirt is moved-- on Old Hickory Boulevard. A traffic light and cross walk will go up in the coming weeks.

On Highway 70 at Bellevue Road, the same work will begin at this intersection, near where another pedestrian was killed. Currently, there's only a blinker light.

At Charlotte Pike and Sawyer Brown Road, a similar design is completed with an approximate construction date beginning in August.
   
But the lingering question is whether they'll improve safety when so many walkers don't use the crosswalks and intersections already in other high-traffic areas.
   
Metro Police report 15 people died walking on streets around Nashville in 2013.