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    Updates: Freezing Rain Blankets Nashville

    By by Jillian MacMath, AccuWeather.com Staff Writer
    January 16, 2013, 4:47:07 PM EST

    An ice storm is unleashing freezing rain over the South this afternoon, impacting major cities such as Eldorado, Ark.; Greenville, Miss.; Memphis, Tenn. and Nashville, Tenn.

    Through Monday night, the ice will occur from the Louisiana/Arkansas border to northwestern Mississippi into central Tennessee, leaving a frozen glaze up to 1/2 an inch thick on surfaces.


    Temperatures are resting in the upper 20s and lower 30s, allowing the rain to freeze on contact.

    The ice build-up could result in downed trees and power lines. Be prepared in advance for power outages and roadway closures.

    For complete details of the storm, click here. Continue to check back for the latest updates as the storm progresses.


    6:55 p.m. CST Monday: Multiple reports of accidents in Williamson County, Tenn., including 10 along SR-840.

    5:59 p.m. CST Monday: Ice accumulated between one quarter and three-eighths of an inch on trees and power lines in Bolivar County, Miss.

    5:53 p.m. CST Monday: Bridges and overpasses throughout Shelby County in Tenn. are slick. Several vehicle accidents reported in the Memphis metro area.

    4:20 p.m. CST Monday: Accident due to ice on a bridge reported at the intersection of Highway 7 and Knob Creek Road in Maury County, Tenn.

    3:43 p.m. CST Monday: Bridges are ice across Sunflower County, Miss. Icicles are hanging from power lines and trees.

    3:40 p.m. CST Monday: Ice accumulation reported on trees and power lines in Lawrence, Limestone and Franklin Counties, Ala. Trees downed as a result of weight of ice and saturated soil.

    3:39 p.m. CST Monday: At least a quarter of an inch of ice accumulation across Issaquena County, Miss. Numerous power lines downed and power outages reported.

    3:07 p.m. CST Monday: Large limbs and a few trees down along Natchez Trace near the Choctaw County line in Mathiston, Miss.

    3:03 p.m. CST Monday: More than a quarter of an inch of ice accumulation reported in Morehouse County, La. on trees, power lines and signs.

    2:30 p.m. CST Monday: Freezing rain now being reported in Haleyville, Ala. Light ice is accumulating on trees and vehicles.

    2:16 p.m. CST Monday: Law enforcement in Sharkey County, Miss. report significant accumulation of ice on trees and power lines. Limbs reported down throughout the area. Power also reported out to the entire town of Anguilla, affecting more than 400 people.

    1:20 p.m. CST Monday: Freezing rain and sleet reported in Maben, Miss. Reports of ice forming on trees.

    1:10 p.m. CST Monday: Ice formed on trees, utility lines and road signs in Greenwood, Miss.

    12:50 p.m. CST Monday: Ice is beginning to form on trees near U.S. Highway 61 and Floweree Road in Warren County, Miss.

    12:50 p.m. CST Monday: Ice beginning to accumulate on trees in Flora, Miss., in Madison County.

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