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The National Weather Service reports that snow, sleet and ice were making roadways hazardous in areas Tuesday morning and urged drivers to use caution.
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For the third time in a week, crews with the Tennessee Department of Transportation will be working through the night making the morning commute is a smooth one.
A National Park Service official with 12 years on the job will take over next month as acting superintendent of the USA's most-visited national park.
Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is putting his goals for a special Tennessee deal for Medicaid expansion into writing.
Yet one of the more interesting stories about such activity stories that are often well below the radar of the new business is how state DOT groups are deploying a variety of technologies, including more "earth-friendly" chemistry, to improve their winter-weather response capabilities.
Since a small Franklin County town passed an ordinance requiring a doctor's prescription to buy pseudoephedrine-based cold medicines, other Tennessee communities have taken the same action in hopes of cracking down on methamphetamine production.
Tennessee's communities and transportation needs are changing rapidly. An increasing and aging population and a younger generation that is driving less are creating greater demand for alternative ways to get around.
Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) Dec. 08--NASHVILLE -- Christmas will come a little late for Tennessee tax collectors in 2013, but come it will beginning Jan. 1 with officials expecting a multimillion-dollar revenue boost as online retailing giant Amazon.com starts collecting state sales taxes on items it sells.
Millions hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend from Texas to Ohio to Tennessee as a cold snap covered much of the nation, knocking out power and making roads treacherous Saturday.
The mad dashes for milk and bread, the early school closures and the comparisons to Tennessee's Great Ice Storm of 1994 faded away late Friday as Middle Tennesseans realized they had missed the worst of a winter storm system that swept through the nation's midsection.
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After cold rain and winds lashed the Southwest and other parts of the country Friday, millions of residents hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend as the cold snap was forecast to... Millions hunkered down for icy conditions expected to last through the weekend from Texas to Ohio to Tennessee as the cold snap that ... (more)
UPDATE 6 p.m. A disabled vehicle on an exit ramp from eastbound Briley Parkway to I-24 is blocking the right lane.
As many Tennesseans brace for what may be a troublesome and dangerous ice storm this weekend, the Red Cross is continuing to prepare, plan and work to coordinate with emergency officials and local community partners to help residents who may be impacted by the storms across Middle and West Tennessee.
Traffic deaths in Tennessee rose 8.2 percent in 2012, more than twice the national average.