Public Works Winter Weather Snow Plowing Operations Are In Effect Travel Conditions Hazardous

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (January 22, 2016) – A winter storm warning is in effect for middle-Tennessee until 6 a.m. Saturday, and the weather service says travel conditions will be hazardous.

“Our Winter Weather operations crews are out clearing roads and we are urging residents to stay off the roads unless travel is necessary,” said Mark Macy, Public Works Director.

Snow plow operators are working 12 hour shifts, are focusing on the main arterial routes and emergency routes first, and will be operating 24 hours a day until streets are cleared. Metro Public Works has more than 8,000 tons of salt inventory on hand.

To help plow operators finish their work in the coming days, the public is reminded to keep a safe distance of at least 35 feet behind snowplows and to remain alert. Metro Public works has used all 28 plow trucks to tackle this winter weather.

Recycle and Trash routes have been suspended and will be run as conditions allow. Any missed pickups will be collected as road conditions permit.

Metro’s 3 convenience centers; East Center, Omohundro, and Anderson Lane are closed today.

For winter weather driving tips, please visit: http://www.nashville.gov/…/Snow/Winter-Weather-Driving-Tips…