- Associated Press - Saturday, January 23, 2016

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say crews are using snow plows and salt trucks to clear roads in Nashville, which saw its heaviest snowfall in about 20 years as a winter storm passed through Tennessee.

Nashville Mayor Megan Barry told reporters at a news conference that roads remain slick Saturday, a day after a snowstorm caused gridlock on streets and interstates in Middle Tennessee.

Barry said 19 snow plows are being used to clear roads. Public works crews have spread 1,200 tons of salt, and the city has about 6,500 tons of salt in reserve.

Mark Rose, a National Weather Service meteorologist, says the storm dropped 8 inches of snow at Nashville International Airport. Rose says that total is the highest since 8.7 inches of snow fell in Nashville on March 19, 1996.

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