Good morning, Nashville. Kids in Metro Schools got yet another snow day today as officials closed the place down for the second day straight while several neighboring school systems opened a few hours late. But the real story is the nasty-looking ice storm in tomorrow’s forecast, which could coat the region with more than a quarter-inch of ice throughout the day on Wednesday. Depending on which forecast you look at, snow and freezing rain could start as early as tonight and continue well into Thursday. Thankfully, TDOT seems to be getting a head start on this one. But as The Weather Channel so delicately puts it, “ICE ACCUMULATIONS OF THESE AMOUNTS WILL CREATE HAVOC ON ROADWAYS AND ADD TREMENDOUS WEIGHT TO TREES AND POWER LINES, WITH THE POSSIBILITY OF POWER AND TELEPHONE OUTAGES.” See you soon, Cantore!
- Hey look, it’s Garth! Garth Brooks madness starts on Thursday! Garth will play his first of nine flood benefits on Thursday at 7pm. As you might guess, this could make for a special kind of traffic situation downtown, so plan accordingly. And please don’t run over any stray pedestrians, as they’re here supporting our flood relief.
- Coaching dilemma. The whole internet has been abuzz with speculation about who will be Vanderbilt’s next football coach since Gus Malzahn, who is apparently quite good, pulled out of negotiations. We are not ignoring this story! It’s just that we don’t know much about college football, so there you have it.
- Bits & pieces. If all of Tennessee runs out of road salt this week, we can probably blame Shelbyville which we would likely do anyway … The Nashville Rescue Mission is working overtime to keep the homeless folks off the streets as temperatures dip into scary-cold … Local body shops are also working overtime to un-dent all of the cars that we’ve managed to crash in the snow … Anders Lindback, the Preds’ giant new goalie, got another shutout last night against the New York Islanders and the Preds won 5-0.
Photo from somewhere else on the internet because Flickr is down.