Rain, some ice on trees greets commuters in Tenn.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Drivers are being cautioned about potentially slippery roads as temperatures and rain continue to fall in northern sections of Tennessee.

Trees and power lines began to ice early Tuesday as temperatures slipped below freezing across the northern tier of counties.

No major traffic problems were reported before dawn, but rain -- some of it heavy -- continued to fall across the state.

The 4 a.m. CST temperatures observed by the National Weather Service included 32 degrees with mixed precipitation at Jackson, 31 with drizzle in Nashville and 33 with freezing rain in Smyrna. It was cloudy and 34 in Memphis.

Ahead of the cold front, Crossville was still at 44 degrees.

Most of the rain in West Tennessee was north of Interstate 40, but precipitation was falling on most of Middle Tennessee and covered the northern half of East Tennessee.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reported no major driving problems early Tuesday.

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

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