Road crews prepare for potential icy weather

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (WDEF) — With the threat of icy weather possible early Monday morning, road crews were out on Sunday getting the area ready.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation says that counties began brining roads at noon Sunday and will cover all routes before dark.

TDOT spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn says that some personnel will begin reporting back as early as 2 a.m. Monday morning. At that time, Flynn says Hamilton County alone will have enough people to have 6 trucks out.

According to Flynn, these crews will monitor interstates, river bridges, and mountain roads.

By 6 a.m., Flynn says the remainder of the Hamilton County personnel will report and the entire force by 7 a.m.

TDOT says all employees and salt trucks are ready if needed.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has also been out treating roads Sunday afternoon.

 

 

**PHOTO from TDOT/Jennifer Flynn

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