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WEATHER SERVICE: DANGEROUS DRIVING CONDITIONS POSSIBLE ON PLATEAU

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The National Weather Service says dangerous driving conditions will be possible this evening and into early tomorrow morning (Friday, February 21, 2020) in Cumberland, White, Fentress, Overton and Putnam counties.

The snow that fell today has accumulated in many areas across the Cumberland Plateau. Additionally, snowfall accumulations on roadway surfaces has been reported as well. With temperatures falling to near 15 to 18 degrees by sunrise, icy or snow covered roadway conditions can be expected, especially on bridges and overpasses as well as most secondary roads. Motorists are urged to drive with caution. If you must travel, slow down and allow for extra time to reach your destination. Be especially careful if encountering what appears to be just a wet surface. Black ice, which is ice you cannot see, can form and cause very dangerous driving conditions.

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