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  • CODE RED: Traffic

    12/18/14 06:56:11 AM

    I-65 NB between exits 2 &3 is closed due to multiple accidents on a bridge which has iced over. We are LIVE on scene and track all the issues around town with alternate routes and drive times. We are also tracking precipitation which could affect your morning commute. TUNE IN NOW.  click here for more

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CODE YELLOW: Wintry Mix Possible

A wintry mix is falling this morning in middle TN. It could cause problems in the morning commute. Temperatures around the freezing mark could cause some slick spots to form with freezing rain, sleet and some rain mixed with snow through 10AM.

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Parts of Tenn. Moved into Top 2 Earthquake Hazard Zones

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WASHINGTON (AP) -- A new federal earthquake map dials up the shaking hazard just a bit for about one-third of the United States and lowers it for one-tenth of the nation.

   The U.S. Geological Survey updated Thursday its national seismic hazard maps for the first time since 2008, taking into account research from the devastating 2011 earthquake and tsunami off the Japanese coast and the surprise 2011 Virginia temblor.

   Most of the changes are slight. Project chief Mark Petersen said parts of Washington, Oregon, Utah, Oklahoma, Colorado, Wyoming and Tennessee moved into the top two hazard zones.

   Parts of 16 states have the highest risk for earthquakes: Alaska, Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Montana, Wyoming, Missouri, Arkansas, Tennessee, Illinois, Kentucky and South Carolina.


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