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What is winter in Nashville like? Weather-wise, it can be a bit temperamental. You might get sunny and cool temperatures one day, blistering winds and freezing rain the next, and a white, fluffy snowfall the next. Compared to northern cities like Boston and Milwaukee, Nashville’s winter weather is mild; but, even so, there are few things you should know to navigate a winter in Nashville well.

Know What to Expect
Stay on top of the most current weather forecasts with local meteorologists. Nashville Severe Weather is an excellent resource for real-time weather updates (you can follow them @NashSevereWx on Twitter, too!). For the latest road conditions, check the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) SmartWay map.  

Know How to Drive
Before you hit the road this winter, check out Winter Weather Driving Tips from Nashville Public Works for best practices. Ice, for example, is a common hazard on Nashville roads during the winter months. If you encounter ice on the road, it’s important to remember not to hit the brakes suddenly!

Know How to Keep Your Home Safe
A few winter home safety tips could help protect loved ones from hidden dangers around your home during cold weather. Like dripping faucets, for example: you should let your faucets drip cold water to prevent freezing pipes that can burst and cause tons of damage to your home.

Know Where to Go for Fun
Nashville’s best spot for sledding? It’s up for debate, but Capitol Hill downtown is a popular destination if you can manage the trip there safely. You can find other great sledding hills in Edwin and Percy Warner Parks as well as Shelby Park in East Nashville. Don’t see your go-to spot listed? Share your favorite sledding destination in the comments below!

Finally, winter weather is to blame for a huge number of traffic accidents in Nashville each year. Get the coverage you need at a price you can afford with an auto policy from Direct Auto & Life Insurance! You could even qualify for up to 25% in discounts! Give us a call at 1-877-GO-DIRECT, visit us online, or stop by your local Direct store for a free, no-obligation quote.

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