County roads considered impassable as winter storm continues to blanket area

Washington County Sheriff Len Campbell stated that several of the county’s eastern and western county roads are drifting shut as the storm continues. Kiefer Heiman stated that even efforts to clear off the roads are short-lived as within an hour they are impassable.

Heiman had reiterated that by 6 or 7 p.m. Thursday evening, County Highways 1, 5, 6, 7, 10 (especially in the area west of 12) and 11 will not be passable and conditions could be at least difficult until 9 p.m.

“His crews were out very early and working through today,” Campbell said in his post. “After a break, they’ll be back out to clear the roads starting early tomorrow.”

A winter storm remains in effect until midnight on Friday. At least five inches has fallen across Nashville and parts of Washington County as of Thursday night, along with ice accumulations. The storm predicts an additional two inches of snow and wind gusts up to 35 miles per hour.

School has been canceled for another snow day for Nashville Districts 49 and 99, Trinity-St. John and St. Ann School in Nashville.

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