Cumberland County drivers prepare for another round of winter weather

CROSSVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) - Salt is a hot commodity when winter weather sweeps through Cumberland County, a section of East Tennessee that sees it often.

Hannah Cox's company Total Outdoor Services is working late hours spraying salt in parking lots for roughly 40 customers in Crossville, mostly commercial businesses.

"There are all sorts of people that still have to get out, people that have to go to work. Factories. You just have to take care of them," she said.

Her company has been doing a lot of that this season. Cox says there is a shortage of salt because the weather's been bad across the country.

"We have already used two tractor trailer loads already this season, the last two couple storms we have had," Cox said.

As for the main roads, the Cumberland County road superintendent says crews are on standby, preparing to put down a sand mixture to help with traction.

Driver Clayton Todd said he's been having trouble behind the wheel as he's been driving from Nashville.

"It's been kind of crazy. It was raining when we left. It's been snowing and sleeting all the time. You
know how the drivers are," he said.

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