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PHOTOS: Snow Snarls Traffic Across Tennessee Saturday

Jess Baker | TWC
Published: February 2, 2013

Franklin County Police Dept./Twitter

A view of I-65 near Nashville Saturday morning. Police were telling people to stay home.

A Winter weather blitz brought pain to drivers across Tennessee Saturday morning.

(FORECAST: Winter Weather Watch)

Nashville was a downright mess, with accidents on virtually all major interstates through the city. WMSV-TV reported police had responded to two dozen wrecks by mid-morning. At least one person was killed.

Police used Twitter to plead with drivers to stay home.

"We're really not kidding…stay home," the Franklin County, Tenn. police department tweeted.

Eastern Tennessee was a mess, too. Roane County alone responded to more than 50 wrecks Saturday morning, according to local tv station WBIR.

The situation in Tennessee is the latest snowy highway drama this week. Thursday saw two massive chain-reaction crashes in two heavily-populated U.S. cities. The first was Thursday morning, when blinding snow squalls blinded drivers on I-75 near Detroit, Mich., leading to a series of accidents involving 30 to 35 vehicles. Three people, including two children, were killed.

(PHOTOS: Drivers Shaken Up After Michigan Crash)

Just a few hours later, snowy roads were blamed for another chain-reaction crash, this time along I-70 just west of Indianapolis. Several people were injured.

Bored, annoyed Tennessee drivers vented their frustration over social media Saturday. Check out their photos and more below.


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