Sunday Nov 27, 2022

Nashville Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management Winter Weather Evening Update – Nashville.gov

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Temperatures in Davidson County are expected to remain dangerously low overnight Friday.

The National Weather Service (NWS) forecasts Saturday will be partly cloudy and warmer. Highs for our area should be in the mid to upper 40s.

It is important you take precautions during this weather event both at home and when traveling along roadways.

For important safety information and weather updates sign up for the Metro Emergency Alert and Notification System. (MEANS) It is free to download.

Metro Nashville Davidson County Department Updates

Metro offices and Metro Nashville Public Schools are usually closed on Saturdays.

Nashville Office of Emergency Management

OEM Dispatch

  • Salt and snow removal requests – 149
  • BDOT requests for stuck and disabled vehicles – 43
  • O.E.M. personnel response today – 5

Cold Patrol Thursday Night

  • ESU Personnel who worked – 11
  • Blankets distributed – 42
  • Assisted EMS units – 13
  • Assisted stranded motorists – 11

The OEM’s Emergency Support Unit (OEM ESU) will conduct cold patrols on Friday to make sure people needing shelter can get out of the cold.

During the cold patrols, OEM ESU Members will provide blankets, gloves, hand warmers and other care items to those who would like them.

COVID-19 Testing, and Vaccination centers operated by Meharry Medical College will be closed Saturday.

Metro Nashville Police Department

While road conditions have further improved in Friday’s sunshine, neighborhood streets remain snowy, icy and slick.

Motorists are urged to use extreme caution and slower speeds throughout the day and evening. Some interstate on-ramps remain slushy and slippery.

Follow the MNPD on Twitter @mnpdnashville for details on major closures.

Nashville Department of Transportation & Multimodal Infrastructure

NDOT crews are plowing and salting secondary routes today, in addition to continuing response to emergency calls. Primary routes have been cleared and conditions are being monitored. Road conditions will continue to be monitored throughout the night as temperatures drop and roadways refreeze.

Warming temperatures tomorrow (Saturday) will help melt much of the remaining snow and ice from roadways, and road conditions should improve significantly throughout the day.

NDOT encourages residents to please avoid driving if at all possible to allow our crews time and room to get roadways safely cleared.

More information about NDOT’s winter weather response

Winter weather response updates can be found on NDOT’s Twitter page: @nashvilleDOT

Metro Social Services

Transportation to the Extreme Cold Weather Overflow Shelter or other sheltering options will be arranged for people who want to get out of the cold.

An Extreme Cold Weather Shelter is opened Wednesday and will remain close Saturday at 9:00 a.m.

Metro’s Extreme Cold Weather Shelter will be set up at the 3230 Brick Church Pike, Nashville, TN 37207. A Transportation “Hub and Spoke” plan is in place for outreach workers to drop off individuals at designated locations in West, East, North, and South Nashville, to catch free vans to WeGo Central.

Community partners will also receive instructions on after-hours overflow shelter drop-off procedures. People going to the shelter will ride free from WeGo Central on WeGo Public Transit line 23B between the hours of 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on nights when the Extreme Cold Weather Overflow Shelter is open. Seasonal cold weather activated passes …….

Source: https://www.nashville.gov/departments/emergency-management/news/nashville-fire-department-and-office-emergency-management-2

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