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Nashville Snow Storm Causes More Than 200 Car Crashes

Last week, Winter Storm Jonas hit Nashville and gridlocked the city Friday, January 22, 2016. It didn’t take long for cars to begin stalling across the city and interstates surrounding downtown, which soon became completely gridlocked. Drivers who found themselves trying to weave their way around cars found themselves getting stuck as well. At noon, Mayor Megan Barry made a statement saying the city was working as hard as it could to get the roadways back to a drivable state. That was harder than she thought it would be. By 11:30 a.m., Nashville Metro Police Department stated there were more than 200 car accidents across the city, 12 of which involved injury. What Happens When an Accident Is Caused by Bad Weather? While most car accidents are caused by driver negligence (such as texting or speeding), Winter Storm Jonas was a prime example of extreme winter weather circumstances that wreaked…
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