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Warnings issued for icy roads

Mary Hinds • Dec 15, 2015 at 1:44 PM

Following a briefing Tuesday afternoon from the National Weather Service, Capt. Steve Spencer with the Wilson Emergency Management Agency said Wilson County residents should to exercise caution on the roads into Wednesday morning.

"The ice storm warning has moved closer to us to include Davidson and Sumner counties, but at this time Wilson County remains under a winter weather advisory until 8 a.m. Wednesday," Spencer said Tuesday afternoon.

The inclement weather conditions caused Wilson County school officials to cancel after-school activities Tuesday. Friendship Christian officials also canceled varsity basketball games, and a special meeting at Joseph’s Storehouse was postponed until February.

"We are expecting freezing rain and rain [Tuesday] evening but the NWS feels the impact for Wilson County, at least during the daylight hours, will be minimal with the greatest impact to travel being bridges and overpasses more toward the late afternoon hours," Spencer said. "Locally, we should see ice accumulate on the top of mailboxes, cars and suspended surfaces, but little to roads except for the bridges and overpasses."

Spencer noted that travel in the county was doable Tuesday night and into Wednesday morning, but advised caution as the situation was subject to change.  

"Again, the weather service does not expect huge impacts on travel in Wilson County, but drivers should always treat bridges and overpasses as having a potential for ice with these temperatures," Spencer said.

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