Nashville Fire Department and Office of Emergency Management Winter Weather Update –

Temperatures in Davidson County are expected to drop to dangerously frigid levels Thursday and Friday.
The National Weather Service (NWS) issued a Winter Storm Warning for Thursday.
It is important you take precautions during this weather event both at home and when traveling along roadways.
For important safety information and weather updates sign up for the Metro Emergency Alert and Notification System. (MEANS) It is free to download.
The OEM’s Emergency Support Unit (OEM ESU) will conduct cold patrols Thursday and Friday evenings to make sure people needing shelter can get out of the cold.
During the cold patrols, OEM ESU Members will provide blankets, gloves, hand warmers and other care items to those who would like them.
COVID-19 Testing and Vaccination centers operated by Meharry Medical College are closed Thursday.
As of 10:30 a.m.
Major thoroughfares and side streets throughout Nashville are treacherous. Please travel is only a necessity.
I-24 east in the Hickory Hollow area is closed due to a semi-truck collision. The Harding Place exit on I-65 south is closed due to vehicles not being able to navigate the off ramp. Charlotte Pike between Hillwood and American is closed until it can be salted. The 500 block of Broadmoor is closed due to vehicles being unable to navigate a hill.
Metro Public Health is closed on Thursday.
Transportation to the Extreme Cold Weather Overflow Shelter or other sheltering options will be arranged for people who want to get out of the cold.
An Extreme Cold Weather Shelter is opened Wednesday and will remain open until Saturday, January 8, 2021.
Metro’s Extreme Cold Weather Shelter will be set up at the 3230 Brick Church Pike, Nashville, TN 37207. A Transportation “Hub and Spoke” plan is in place for outreach workers to drop off individuals at designated locations in West, East, North, and South Nashville, to catch free vans to WeGo Central.
Community partners will also receive instructions on after-hours overflow shelter drop-off procedures. People going to the shelter will ride free from WeGo Central on WeGo Public Transit line 23B between the hours of 7 p.m. and 11 p.m. on nights when the Extreme Cold Weather Overflow Shelter is open. Seasonal cold weather activated passes are available from outreach partners.
Metro overflow shelter is accessible for men, women, couples, and people with pets. Standard hours of operation upon activation are 7:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m.
Metro Social Services office is closed however, staff is working remotely and still taking calls for those needing services. Our operating hours are 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Families can call 615-862-6400.
There will be no disruption to our nutritional plan (meal delivery service) for our clients. In anticipation of the weather, we delivered additional/enough meals to all clients that will be sufficient to hold them through the weather system. This was done to ensure they don’t miss a meal. Daily delivery will resume once the weather system lifts.
Between midnight and 8:30 a.m., the DEC has handled the following call loads (compared to the same time period Dec. 30)
DEC is working 20 weather related incidents:
As the weather system arrived around 7:30 a.m., DEC saw a steady increase in calls and expect that to continue as the day progresses.
For the safety of our employees and the community, Metro Water Services employees will be working remotely and ensuring we are prepared to respond to emergencies.
Due to potentially hazardous road conditions, trash collection crews will not be working today. Trash routes will not be picked up and all Metro Convenience Centers will be closed. The recycling drop off sites will remain open but will not be serviced.
The Customer Services lobby will be closed. However, Customer Service Representatives are available at 615-862-4600. Customers can also receive account information and pay their bill online at Water Services online bill pay, through the IVR by calling 615-862-4600 or at one of the outdoor kiosks located at 1700 Third Ave N.
All Metro Water Services field activities will be limited to emergency response.
Residents are reminded to protect their private plumbing in extreme cold temperatures.
If your pipes do freeze, do not thaw them with a torch. Instead, thaw them slowly by directing the warm air from an electric hair dryer onto the pipes.
* The Metro Office Building is closed due to inclement weather, this includes all departments., including Metro Water Services Development Services and Permits.
Due to winter weather, WeGo Public Transit buses will begin operating on snow route detours at 9:15 a.m. Snow routes are for routes that need to use a detour to navigate safely during inclement weather. Buses will operate on all routes that have weekday service, even if a snow route detour is not listed for a particular route.
Safety is our number one priority, so please be aware that there may be additional delays as bus operators are proceeding cautiously. We ask that you allow for additional travel time so we can help get you where you need to go safely.
WeGo Access is operating, but paratransit customers are advised to prepare for possible delays as drivers will be proceeding with caution through neighborhoods.
Customers should watch for media alerts on local television stations, follow WeGo Public Transit on social media (@WeGoTransit), and visit for continuous updates. Customers can also check one of the mobile real-time information tools such as Google Transit or the Transit App, or all WeGo Customer Care at 615-862-5950 for detailed information and service updates.
eBid is closed today and Metro Postal will be making some, but not all, deliveries.
Employees in the Metro Clerk’s Office will be working remotely Thursday, January 6, 2022. The window will be closed to customers.
Offices are closed on Thursday.
The Davidson County Election Commission is closed Thursday.
Metro Human Resources will be fully operational Thursday but working remotely. All ways to contact our office are available on the Metro Human Resource website.
The Office of the Metropolitan Trustee will be working remotely Thursday, and the lobby/office is closed. The office will close completely at 12 noon.
Working remotely.
Only General Sessions jail dockets in 3a, 3c and 4b will operate Thursday.
All criminal bond/settlement and civil dockets are closed.
Due to State closures, Juvenile Court will be closed today except for preliminary hearings at 9:30 a.m. and detention hearings at 10:30 a.m. Please do not come in unless you are involved in those hearings. We apologize to those who are already on the road.
Juvenile Court will be completely closed tomorrow (Friday, January 7).
All Metro Action Commission programs and services will be handled remotely in anticipation of the inclement weather on Thursday.
The main phone line of 615-862-8860 will be answered remotely by team members or customers may connect with us via email at [email protected] or through our social media platforms.
MAC’s Head Start and Early Head Start preschool programs will shift to remote learning on Thursday and will be contacted by the individual centers for their remote learning schedule for Thursday.
Due to the inclement weather, the Agricultural Extension Office will be closed Thursday, but agents will be reachable by email.
The Metro Beer Board will continue its current remote operation. Any inspections scheduled for Thursday will be re-scheduled. The team will continue checking voicemail and email messages as we assess the winter storm.
The selection panel meetings and artist interviews for the Donelson Library Public Art Projects, previously scheduled for Thursday, January 6, and Tuesday, January 11, are canceled and will be rescheduled as quickly as possible, weather, and pandemic issues permitting.
Metro Arts staff will be working remotely but remain accessible. Metro Arts Contact information
All Metro Parks regional and neighborhood community centers are closed for the day, Thursday, January 6, 2022.
All Metro Parks nature centers are closed for the day, Thursday, January 6, 2022.
The Centennial Sportsplex is closed for the day, Thursday, January 6, 2022.
The Centennial Art Center is closed for the day, Thursday, January, 6, 2022.
You should also be careful when traveling on roadways. Freezing rain, sleet, black ice, and fog are all hazards to be aware of when driving.
You can check current road conditions online on the TDOT Smartway Map.
If weather reports indicate icy conditions, consider staying off the roads until they are clear.
Black ice is highly transparent, so it is hard to see while driving.
Tips that may help if you get caught in areas of black ice:
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