Temperatures in Davidson County are expected to drop to dangerously frigid levels Thursday and Friday.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Storm Warning for Thursday.
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
Nashville Office of Emergency Management
The OEM’s Emergency Support Unit (OEM ESU) will conduct cold patrols Thursday and Friday evenings 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 are closed Thursday.
Metro Nashville Police Department
As of 10:30 a.m.
Major thoroughfares and side streets throughout Nashville are treacherous. Please travel is only a necessity.
I-24 east in the Hickory Hollow area is closed due to a semi-truck collision. The Harding Place exit on I-65 south is closed due to vehicles not being able to navigate the off ramp. Charlotte Pike between Hillwood and American is closed until it can be salted. The 500 block of Broadmoor is closed due to vehicles being unable to navigate a hill.
Metro Public Health
Metro Public Health is closed on Thursday.
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 open until Saturday, January 8, 2021.
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 are available from outreach partners.
Metro overflow shelter is accessible for men, women, couples, and people with pets. Standard hours of operation upon activation are 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Metro Social Services office is closed however, staff is working remotely and still taking calls for those needing services. Our operating hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Families can call 615-862-6400.
There will be no disruption to our nutritional plan (meal delivery service) for our clients. In anticipation of the weather, we delivered additional/enough meals to all clients that will be sufficient to hold them through the weather system. This was done to ensure they don’t miss a meal. Daily delivery will resume once the weather system lifts.
Department of Emergency Communications
Between midnight and 8:30 a.m., the DEC has handled the following call loads (compared to the same time period Dec. 30)
- 9-1-1 calls: 262 (240)
- Non-Emergency Calls: 340 (339)
DEC is working 20 weather related …….