Ice storm, freezing rain advisories in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Forecasters expect freezing rain to fall on a broad section of western and north-central Tennessee.

The National Weather Service issued an ice storm warning, effective at 6 p.m. CST Monday for West Tennessee counties beginning just north of Memphis and extending eastward to Paris. The same warning covered the northwestern part of Middle Tennessee and included Clarksville, Springfield and Portland.

Counties just south of the warned area were covered by a freezing rain advisory.

The Weather Service said the greatest chance of accumulating ice was north of Interstate 40 in western and central counties of Tennessee.

Meanwhile, crews from the Tennessee Department of Transportation began putting down brine on roadways Monday in anticipation of bad weather.

Brine was being placed in West Tennessee from Interstate 40 north to the Kentucky line, in the Nashville area and surrounding counties and along the Cumberland Plateau.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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