There was a lot of Saturday morning quarterbacking going on this weekend with Wilson County school officials, who basically said in hindsight they should have made the call to keep school closed Friday. They said they would recalibrate specific decision-making snow-related policies for the future.
Erring on the side of caution Friday would have prevented a lot of anxiety and social media venting from irritated and worried parents. However, school officials said while the wrong call was made, they are meeting this week to reevaluate snow day procedures and work toward future best and safest decisions as possible.
When Mt. Juliet dad and husband Jeff Wilkins realized Wednesday evening what seemed a simple snow event had quickly turned wet roads into "ice skating rinks" in less than an hour, he called his wife Sarah and said he'd pick her and their son up from church.
Gov. Bill Haslam declared Tennessee in a "state of emergency" last week following the systems of ice and snow that moved thru the state on Wednesday and Friday.
Lebanon Special School District Officials announced today that school would resume Tuesday, Jan. 26th at the normal times.
Following one of the warmest Decembers in history, Wilson County is finally seeing some wintry weather this month.
Some folks woke up to snow in Wilson County on Wednesday morning, while others just received the dreaded ice.
Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.
It doesn't happen often in Middle Tennessee, but sometimes the roads are too slippery for school buses to travel. And teachers are worried their students will slip behind, too.
If you haven't been to the grocery store yet - now is the time.
Stretches of inclement weather, such as last week's snow and ice storm, have many concerned whether or not the students who depend on food provided at school went hungry.
Making the decision to close Wilson County schools is not an easy decision, and there is more that goes into it than many people realize, according to Deputy Director Mickey Hall.
Wilson County resident Toni Corbin told The Wilson Post that she feels disgusted with how Wilson County Mayor Randall Hutto and the Wilson County Road Commission have handled this week's snow and ice storm.
The snow and ice storm that caused Tennessee officials to declare a state of emergency late Monday night caused a great deal of vehicular accidents, power outages and fallen tree limbs in Wilson County.
Schools and churches are decided to take it safe instead of being sorry with the recent wintry weather.
Severe weather is possible Wednesday night and Thursday morning for the northern portion of Middle Tennessee, including Wilson County.
A Significant Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory as severe weather is expected to occur in Middle Tennessee this afternoon and tonight.
Severe weather is expected to move through Wilson County and the rest of Middle Tennessee overnight.
Wilson County could see a dusting of snow Tuesday night which could cause hazardous conditions on roadways on Wednesday morning.
A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect from 9 p.m., Friday, until 10 a.m., Saturday, with accumulating snow of up to 1 inch locally north of Interstate 40.
National Weather Service Office meteorologists have updated the forecast for Tuesday night into Wednesday and it now looks like there is only a potential for a dusting of snow in the eastern part of Wilson County.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued for Wilson County by the National Weather Service Office in Old Hickory and will be in effect from 9 Monday night until 9 a.m., Tuesday.
A Winter Weather Advisory has been issued by the National Weather Service in Old Hickory and will be in effect from 3 p.m., today, until midnight for areas west of the Cumberland Plateau, including Wilson County.
Light snow began falling in Middle Tennessee Monday afternoon, including in the Nashville and Wilson County area.
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