||After receiving many inches of snowfall in the first
month of 1951, Nashville then received an ice storm on February 1.
Trees and power lines snapped leaving over 80,000 persons without
electricity. The overnight low was 15 degrees and the days high was
only 25. Not only electric but gas and oil furnaces were on the blink
as Nashvillians sought alternative means of heat. To exacerbate the
problem, there were threats of floods as rain swollen creeks spilled
over their banks due to up to 3 inches of rainfall.