Wintry Weather Travel

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South side of the historic Murfreesboro square as road crews make certain the slight rise in elevation does not slow vehicles.
This was just before lunch time on the Murfreesboro square on Monday. A combination of President's Day and the ice brought a major decline in traffic.
Looking down North Church Street next to the Murfreesboro Center for the Arts. Traffic was almost non-existence.
Traffic on the square was slow throughout the day. Icy roadways and sidewalks proved a challenge for the public.
Memorial Boulevard usually has bumper to bumper traffic. However, the icy conditions made that thoroughfare a little used strip of asphalt.

Wintry weather travel is strongly discouraged as snow, sleet and freezing rain will leave roads a mess. Officials say the biggest thing to remember when driving on slick roads is that you should dramatically reduce speed and keep at least three car lengths distance between you and the car in front of you.

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Dress warmly and make sure your cell phone is charged. If you do run off the road, it could take awhile for wreckers to get to you. The best advice...don't drive unless you absolutely have to be out on the roads.

Rutherford County Sheriff Robert Arnold says drive safely during the predicted icy or snowy conditions this week. Traditionally, many drivers are involved in numerous crashes.

Drivers who are in a crash with no injuries and damage under $1,000 may exchange information and give the information to the insurance company, the sheriff adds.

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