Snow falls in Campbell County, road crews on standby

Snow falls in Campbell County, road crews on standby

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By ALEXIS ZOTOS
6 News Reporter

JACKSBORO (WATE) - Snow flurries started falling in Campbell County just after 9 p.m. Tuesday evening, and road crews were on standby.

"Our crews are rested and on call. Once the snow starts sticking all of our trucks will get to work," explained Dennis Potter, Campbell County road superintendent.

The county has 11 trucks assigned to various areas in the region.

"Our main priority is that emergency crews can go where they need to, that the sheriff's department can respond to calls and that people can get to work in the morning," Potter explained.

Drivers in the area weren't overly concerned with the project one to three inches of snow but did plan to proceed with caution.

"If it does freeze I'm going to have a problem because I have an appointment tomorrow," said Campbell County resident Jeff Carr.

"It's been really quiet out. Most people are staying off the roads and trying to get somewhere safe and warm because you just never know," said Charlene Allen of Campbell County.

"I don't think they'll be too bad," said Knoxville resident David Des. "I'm hoping its too warm for it to really do much."

Potter believes the recent warm temperatures will help his crews.

"It's a wet snow, and so we think we'll be able to plow it pretty easily."

The heavy rains earlier on Tuesday made it difficult to prep for the storm. TDOT crews were unable to brine the roads until the rain stopped. TDOT crews across the East Tennessee region were called in around 10 p.m. to began salting the highways and major roadways.

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