Cold Weather Claims Two More Victims in Tennessee


The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency is reporting two deaths due to hypothermia, bringing the total number of confirmed weather-related deaths across the state to six.

The agency said the cold weather was a factor in the deaths of a 48-year-old man in Shelby County and a 63-year-old man in Hamilton County, both hypothermia victims.

Since the storm hit Monday, there have also been four weather-related deaths from motor vehicle crashes: a 30-year-old man in Knox County; a 38-year-old woman in Overton County; and a 34-year-old woman and her 10-year-old son in Williamson County.

The state remains in a state of emergency as it deals with more snow, subfreezing temperatures and slick roads.

The agency said on Wednesday that another inch of snow fell overnight between Nashville and the Kentucky border, and travel along roadways is hazardous due to the pavement refreezing.

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