State of Tennessee Press Release, Jan. 29, 2010:
Nashville – Due to the winter weather we are experiencing, the decision has been made to close affected state offices as follows:
Offices located in the Central Time Zone may close at 12:00 Central Time.
Offices located in the Eastern Tim Zone may close at 2:00 Eastern Time.
The policy regarding inclement weather states that in instances of extreme inclement weather, the Governor or his designee, in consultation with Safety, Transportation and TEMA, may make the decision to close state offices on a county-by-county basis and the closures should be countywide.