Saturday, March 8, 2008
The Nashville area did get snow last night. While our area of Nashville received only about 2 inches, other parts of Middle Tennessee got 10-12 inches. Interstate 40 west of downtown was a parking lot for a good part of the night, and there were numerous accidents all over the mid-state. There are a lot of cancellations due to weather today, including a job fair, all weekend classes at area schools and universities, consignment sales, and more. We did go out this morning so I could take a few photos for the blog, and in the hour we were gone (8:30-9:30), the sun came out and the snow on the roads melted. The fear is that the temperatures will go down again tonight, and the roads will ice over. Some area churches are considering canceling Sunday services if this happens.
Whenever I leave our subdivision and drive down a certain road toward downtown and/or shopping areas, I pass by the property where I shot today's photo. The straw rake sits on the property as a lawn decoration, and most of the time, I hardly glance at it. However, the snow really dressed it up today.
UPDATE: Not too long after I posted this photo this morning, the sun came out. As of 11:00 AM, most of the snow was melting away. As I write this at 8:00 PM, there is very little snow left in my part of Nashville. I'm not sure about the rural areas and the other counties near us, but from what I have heard, the roads are pretty clear most places. Freezing temperatures tongiht won't hurt us too much because the sun dried snow that had melted on the roads.