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Storm Blankets Parts of South in Snow, Leading to Car Crashes, Canceled Flights

Traffic along west bound Interstate 40 near mile marker 192 is backed up due to heavy snow in Nashville on Jan. 6..

Traffic along west bound Interstate 40 near mile marker 192 is backed up due to heavy snow in Nashville on Jan. 6..

Photographer: George Walker IV/The Tennessean/AP Photo

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Nashville, Tenn. (AP) -- A winter storm blanketed parts of the South with snow, freezing rain and sleet Thursday, tying up roads in Tennessee and Kentucky as the system tracked a path through Appalachia toward the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Nashville saw 6.3 inches (16 centimeters) of snowfall on Thursday, shattering the city’s previous Jan. 6 record of 4 inches (10 centimeters) that had stood since 1977, the National Weather Service said. Freezing rain and sleet coated areas around the Tennessee-Alabama state border, said Scott Unger, a meteorologist for the service in Nashville.