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. The National Weather Service says Nashville saw a snowfall of 6.3 inches. Freezing rain and sleet coated areas around the Tennessee-Alabama state border and a bevy of crashes and other issues bottlenecked drivers on multiple interstates in the region. Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear warned that the snow hitting his state was dangerous, with hundreds of car crashes across the state. Meanwhile, Massachusetts was bracing for 8 inches or more from 2022’s first snowstorm.