Winter storm leaves 14 dead in Tennessee, Northeast on alert

Winter weather has been blamed for 14 deaths in Tennessee as parts of the northeast get ready for more snow and cold temperatures on Friday.

Tennessee was battered by cold weather and more than nine inches of snow in Nashville, causing state government offices to be closed on Wednesday and delaying their opening on Thursday. The Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated three deadly car crashes attributed to the weather. There were also 100 crashes involving injuries and 200 involving no injuries, per the Associated Press.

The 14 deaths confirmed by state officials came in Shelby (five), Hickman (one), Madison (one), Washington (two), Carroll (one), Knox (one), Van Buren (one), Lauderdale (one), and Henry (one) counties.

As Tennessee pushes through inclement winter conditions, the National Weather Service has winter weather advisories in place as far south as Alabama and as far
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