Storm creates hazardous conditions in county, area

A winter storm that settled in on Wednesday and continued into Thursday has resulted in dangerous road conditions and prompted many schools and businesses to close.

The National Weather Service has continued a winter storm warning effect for Washington County until midnight Friday with more mixed precipitation in the forecast. Additional snow accumulations include up to 1 inch as well as between one and two tenths of sleet and another one tenth of an inch of ice.

Sheriff Len Campbell posted Thursday morning that patrols have discovered treacherous areas on Interstate 64 and state roads.

Other areas impacted by this storm include Bond, Clinton, Fayette and Marion counties.

Road, bridges and overpasses are said to be especially slick and hazardous, and motorists are to be advised of possible slippery road conditions.

Nashville Community High School, Nashville District 49, Trinity St. John, St. Ann’s School of Nashville and Okawville Unit have canceled classes and evening activities for Friday, Feb. 25, due to the slick road conditions.

Photos by Charles Guffey

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