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64 traffic accidents occur in Franklin, Brentwood on snowy morning

Skip Anderson
Traffic on I-65 South between Old Hickory Boulevard and Concord Road was at a standstill from 7:15-10:45 a.m.

A pre-dawn snow shower sent scores of vehicles slipping into one another, into embankments, and completely off the road throughout Williamson County, according to authorities. No life-threatening injuries have been reported.

Franklin Police Department had “around 38 snow/ice-related incidents since 6:50 this morning,” said Lt. Charles Warner, FPD’s public information officer. “The sun's appearance is helping tremendously.”

The weather crippled traffic in Brentwood, too.

“As of 11:30 am our officers have worked a total of 26 weather-related vehicle crashes,” said Assistant Police Chief Tommy Walsh. “Fortunately only three of those involved personal injury, and none of those injuries are considered to be life threatening.”

Multiple accidents along I-65 south brought traffic to a standstill from 7:15-10:45 a.m. between Old Hickory Boulevard and Cool Springs Boulevard. The gridlock caused traffic to back up well into Davidson County, according to reports. Northbound traffic along the same stretch stalled intermittently during the same period.

Interstate traffic between Old Hickory Boulevard and Cool Springs Boulevard in both directions was cleared of accidents by 10:45 a.m.

Posted on: 2/2/2013


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