1 hr 9 min agoInterstate 40 shutdown due to an overturned semi in Humphreys County, motorists advised to stay homeFrom CNN’s Joe Sutton
A portion of a major interstate in Tennessee is currently closed due to an overturned semi in Humphreys County, according to a Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) spokesperson.
“I-40 East closed due to an overturned semi in Humphreys Co. at the 136 mm. Wrecker is on scene to move the truck. The road is clear of snow but conditions are wet and could be slick. Take it slow out there,” TDOT spokeswoman Rebekah Hammonds said in a tweet.
Humphreys County is located about 65 miles west of Nashville on I-40.
I-40 is a major interstate traversing the entire state, from west to east.
TDOT is actively out clearing roads, and they are asking residents to stay home.
“As snow continues to fall across several parts of the state, a reminder of the #myTDOT road clearing priorities. Stay home and stay safe while our crews clear these roads,” the TDOT tweet said.
Portions of Tennessee are currently under a winter storm warning and/or winter weather advisory, according to the National Weather Service.
1 hr 56 min agoSouth Carolina National Guard activates for winter storm responseFrom CNN’s Joe Sutton
The South Carolina National Guard has been activated to assist with the winter storm that is impacting the state.
“At the direction of South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster, the South Carolina National Guard has activated approximately 120 service members to be available to support our state partners in response to the winter weather impacting areas of the state,” said the U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Van McCarty, the adjutant general of South Carolina, in a news release today. “The South Carolina National Guard is prepared with teams of service members working with civil authorities to ensure the major roadways remain clear during the inclement weather conditions and after the storm has passed,” According to a number of tweets from the South Carolina National Guard, they have been out assisting stranded motorists on roadways.
Portions of South Carolina are under a winter storm warning and/or ice storm warning, according to the National Weather Service.
The National Guard is staged with personnel and equipment throughout the Upstate region of South Carolina.
“The safety of the citizens of South Carolina, and our service members, is a priority for the South Carolina National Guard and we are proud to be called on to support our neighbors,” said McCarty.
“This is why the National Guard exists, to be prepared to respond to the needs of the state and nation.”
2 hr 21 min agoVirginia State Police have responded to 142 traffic crashes since midnightFrom CNN’s Joe Sutton
The Virginia State Police say they have responded to at least 142 traffic crashes and 162 disabled vehicles since midnight due to the ongoing winter storm.
“Pls stay off the roads. Since midnight (1/16) thru 12:45 PM (1/16), #VSP responded to 142 traffic crashes & 162 disabled vehicles. Few injuries. No deaths reported,” according to a tweet this afternoon from the Virginia State Police.
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is also asking motorists to not travel during the storm.
“We can’t stress this enough. Please avoid travel if at all possible during winter storms, especially when ice is present…,” VDOT said in a tweet.
Virginia is currently under a winter storm warning and/or a winter weather advisory, according to the National Weather Service.
2 hr 55 min agoVirginia motorists asked to avoid travel on I-81 due to crashes blocking northbound traffic in Roanoke CountyFrom CNN’s Joe Sutton
The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is advising motorists traveling northbound on I-81 in Roanoke County to avoid the interstate due to a multi-vehicle crash blocking all lanes.
“WEATHER TRAFFIC ALERT: NB I-81 blocked
A brutal winter storm walloping much of the Southeast has brought rare sights: freezing rain, snow and ice
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