TDOT Preps for Icy Roads
Drivers advised to stay home during winter weather
There’s a chance of winter weather in the Tennessee Valley this weekend. That means hot cocoa and snow angels, but it also means caution when taking to the road. This afternoon, driving conditions were good. But that could change tomorrow with a chance of rain, snow, and ice. The Tennessee Department of Transportation is making preparations.
“We are brining all major interstates and state routes, beginning today, and will do so tenuously throughout the weekend. We’re monitoring the forecast very closely,” said Rae-Anne Bradley, TDOT Community Relations Officer, Region 2.
Salt supplies for brining the roads have been replenished, and crews are prepared with snow plows and brine trucks. Some roads are being treated today, but much of TDOT’s work will occur closer to when the weather arrives.
“We’re also mobilizing some additional personnel and equipment and supplies to areas expected to receive some colder temperatures and higher accumulations of snow, Bradley added.
Additionally, Hamilton County emergency services are prepared for any assistance you might need.
“We here in Hamilton County can respond and open up our emergency operations center within thirty minutes, and have a crew already stand up if it’s needed,” said Amy Maxwell, Hamilton County Emergency Services Public Relations Manager.
Should winter weather arrive, people are advised to stay off the roads.
But if you must go out, call the Department of Transportation at 511 in the case of an emergency.