Latest Tennessee Winter Storm Claims Three Lives


Emergency management officials say the latest winter storm has claimed three lives in Tennessee.

Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Dean Flener says all three victims died in weather-related traffic accidents. One in Wilson County killed a 35-year-old woman on Wednesday. On Thursday, an accident in Dickson County killed a 46-year-old man and one in Campbell County killed a 61-year-old man.

The agency did not release the names of the victims or details of the accidents.

This is the second wintry mix to blanket the state in recently. After the first storm hit Feb. 16, 30 people died from traffic accidents, hypothermia and a house fire.

The new storm has dumped up to 14 inches of sleet and snow in some parts of Tennessee, which remains in a state of emergency.

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1 Comment

  1. gmwspring15
    March 6, 2015

    This weather has been unlike anything I’ve seen in Tennessee before. There had been very little snow, but it’s the ice that has been causing the most trouble.

    I’m glad that the state has been taking these snowy conditions seriously by calling a statewide emergency. It’s very unfortuante that a few people had to lose there lives because of the terrible conditions. However, I think it could have been much worse without the statewide emergency.
    MTSU has been very understanding with these road conditions as well. We’ve missed more than a week total, but I think it’s been neccessary. All of my professors have been very flexible and accomidating for commuter students.
    Clearly, the university understands that because most of their students are commuting to campus everyday it is neccessary to consider closing campus when you might not have to otherwise with less commuter students. I applaud MTSU’s courtesy and concern under this state of emergency.