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Weather update: Roadways hazardous, impassable in some places

Police Lt. Steve Warren said there were a total of 56 traffic accidents inside Montgomery county between 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 4, and 5 a.m. Thursday, March 5, with 37 of the crashes being inside the city limits and 19 on county roads. Few of the reported crashes involved injury.

Warren said the roads are in terrible condition and are even worse in some places than they were during the last snow, but vehicle traffic is still reported to be light.

Though wreck numbers have been low in the past six hours, Warren said motorist assist calls have been high, with at least an additional 20 self-initiated requests occurring when officers find stuck motorists.

“Vehicle traffic has been pretty light, but I wish it was lighter,” said Clarksville Police Department Sgt. Joe Difiore. “Thankfully, most people were smart enough to stay home today.”

The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Clarksville Street Department are working to get at least one passable lane open on major roadways. “Improvement on local roads has been minimal,” Difiore said. “The roadways are in really bad shape.”

 

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