- Associated Press - Friday, January 6, 2017

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Latest on winter weather in Tennessee (all times local):

11:25 a.m.

Shipping giant FedEx says delays are possible for packages being delivered across the country Friday due to winter weather that has swept through its home base in Memphis.

The company posted a statement on its website saying FedEx Express experienced “substantial disruptions” at its Memphis hub overnight due to winter weather.

The company says “potential delays are possible for package deliveries across the U.S.” with a delivery commitment of Friday.

FedEx says it is “committed to provide service to the best of our ability.” The company uses Memphis International Airport to send packages from its hub by air.

Customers can check the status of their shipments on fedex.com, or they can go to FedEx Service Alerts. Customers also can also contact FedEx Customer Service.


11 a.m.

Nashville public schools are closing early after they initially remained open and several buses got into minor accidents on snowy roads.

Metro Nashville Public Schools said Friday they decided at 5 a.m. to open. Many surrounding school districts closed or delayed opening.

At a news conference, Schools Chief Operating Officer Chris Henson said weather conditions changed. Some students were already at school, since high schools start at 7 a.m. Others were on buses.

Henson said “minor fender benders” involved cars sliding into buses, buses sliding into cars, or buses hitting a mailbox. He said less than a dozen buses were impacted, and no injuries were reported.

After 8 a.m., the district announced dismissals for high schools at 10:30 a.m., elementary schools at 11:30 a.m. and middle schools at 12:30 p.m.

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