Winter weather updates in Nashville, TN

The Parthenon and Centennial Park covered in snow. | Photo via @MusiciansCorner

Happy snow day, Nashville. Thursday’s winter weather covered the city in a blanket of snow up to seven inches in some areas.

Today, public safety officials are warning residents of “dangerously frigid” weather as temperatures start in the single digits and teens before reaching a high of 26° later this afternoon. Here’s what you need to know before the snow melts away:

🏛️ City services

  • Some city departments will be closed or offering remote services today. See the full list.
  • Due to potentially hazardous road conditions, trash routes will not be picked up and all Metro Convenience Centers will be closed. The recycling drop off sites will remain open.
  • Nashville’s COVID-19 testing and vaccination sites will remain closed on Friday.

🚗 Travel

  • The Nashville Department of Transportation will continue to clear primary and secondary routes across the city. See this interactive snow route map for routes near you.
  • Once primary and secondary routes are cleared, NDOT will respond to snow and ice removal requests on a first-come, first-served basis. Submit here.
  • WeGo Transit will be operating on snow route detours. Conditions will determine the status of each route

🍎 School closures

❄️ Cold weather services

  • The city’s extreme cold weather shelter will be open through at least tomorrow at 3230 Brick Church Pk.
  • The Office of Emergency Management will conduct cold patrols to ensure residents needing shelter can get out of the cold. Blankets, gloves, hand warmers, and other care items will be provided.

For more safety information and weather updates, residents can sign up for the city’s Metro Emergency Alert and Notification System. The app, which launched in 2019, sends users location-specific notifications via email, phone, or text.