Sleet, snow move into Antioch

Updated 7:50 a.m.

Traffic on Interstate 24 at Haywood Lane as of 7:50 this morning.

Traffic on Interstate 24 at Haywood Lane as of 7:50 this morning.

This morning a mixture of sleet, freezing rain, and snow started moving into the Antioch area and businesses and groups, including all area schools, announced closings.

Road conditions vary, but are generally not very good with roads ranging from wet to icy. Antioch, as of 7:50, however, seems to have been spared the worst.

As of 7:50 a.m., TDOT is reporting that I24 is fairly clear of congestion. They are also reporting patches of snow/ice on I24, Bell Road, and Murfreesboro Pike.

We have reports from two readers that conditions on Murfreesboro Pike aren’t horrendous. They said there are some patches, but take your time and you should be OK.

In the Antioch area, no significant wrecks have been reported, though there are a couple of reports of cars off the road. However, Briley Parkway has seen some significant wrecks this morning and the highway patrol is saying I-40 is in bad shape.

Forecasts are for the wintry mix to continue through about 11 a.m., or possibly into the early afternoon, in Middle Tennessee, though it seems to have eased off in Antioch for the moment.

Forecasts for afternoon rain have been changed to overcast and a high of 37 degrees. The National Weather Service expects accumulations of up to one-tenth of an inch of ice and up to 3 inches of snow, depending on location.

Tomorrow expect rain and a high of 41, so this junk should clear out.

Be careful out there!

There are currently no reports of any accidents causing delays in Antioch.

Antioch closings:

  • Metro Nashville Schools
  • Priest Lake Christian Academy
  • Ezell-Harding Christian School and Preschool
  • Lighthouse Christian School
  • Holly Tree Christian Pre-School, Priest Lake
  • Lakeshore Christian Church Parents Day Out
  • Nashville State Community College, Main/Southeast Campuses. They will open at 5:30 p.m. today.
  • Middle Tennessee State University – classes and offices – are closed today