Pockets of Middle Tennessee residents are still without power — some heading into eight straight days on Monday — as a result of the winter storm.
The latest storm update from Metro Nashville agencies shows how a week of tough winter weather pushed city workers into lengthy shifts and agencies to operate around the clock. Car crashes brought down power poles and destroyed fire hydrants, water mains broke, traffic and rail crossing signals malfunctioned and animal control officers responded 126 stray […]
Some students in Middle Tennessee are getting yet another day off from classes Monday as the region recovers from the winter storm.
Two deaths in Sumner County have been attributed to the winter storm, bringing Tennessee’s death toll to 10. Additional deaths in the Nashville-area were recorded in Dickson, Maury and Williamson counties.
After nearly a week of freezing temperatures, Middle Tennessee will start to thaw on Saturday. Meteorologist Matt Reagan with the National Weather Service in Nashville says a warming trend will help people get back on the roads soon.
Coronavirus cases have dropped even more in Nashville, with two days of fewer than 100 new cases. That’s likely because it’s harder to get tested right now with sites closed all week for winter weather. Still, the weather could be a net positive for slowing the pandemic.
Roughly 12,000 Tennesseans remain without power as of Thursday evening, and most of them are on the Upper Cumberland in Putnam, Overton and Jackson counties.
Nashville had 400 doses of Pfizer vaccine about a day from the end of their shelf life (five days post-thawing). So with vaccination clinics closed all week because of icy weather, the city’s health department went to the Nashville Rescue Mission on Wednesday and set up a COVID vaccination clinic.
The winter blast that has frozen much of Tennessee is also slowing down movement of the COVID-19 vaccine nationwide. Memphis-based FedEx says it is sending some shipments through “secondary hubs” that are less impacted by the storm.
Updated Wednesday at 4:30 p.m. Leaders in and around Putnam County are warning of power outages that could last for days as trees and limbs continue to fall, hampering the winter storm recovery.