Winter Weather Treatment and Removal Update
January 16, 2018
Metro Public Works to continue treating primary routes until temperatures drop
Metro Public Works crews are currently out treating and plowing primary and secondary routes in Davidson County, and will continue to do so until conditions make treatment ineffective. As the sun sets and temperatures drop into the single digits in Nashville, conditions on roads will continue to deteriorate, and salt treatments will cease to melt the frozen precipitation. Our plows are unable to clear roads when salt is ineffective and precipitation has frozen solid.
Because of the forecasted plummeting temperatures, at some point this evening, MPW crews will discontinue treating primary and secondary routes and will service only emergency calls for the Metro Police Department, Metro Fire Department, and ambulances. An exact timeline for when this transition will occur is still unknown, and our crews are committed to treating and plowing primary and secondary routes as long as it is safe and effective to do so.
We will continue monitoring roads throughout the evening and into the morning. If conditions become favorable at any point, MPW will restore crews to their routes. However, forecasted temperatures are expected to remain frigidly cold until Thursday.
Our crews will resume snow removal operation at the earliest possible time. Our number one priority is the safety of Nashville residents and visitors. We urge everyone to stay off the roads if at all possible, and only travel if necessary.