Cumberland County road crews prepare for winter blast

Cumberland County road crews prepare for winter blast

Posted:
With one to three inches of snow expected on the Cumberland Plateau, the snow plows are on, the spreaders are hooked in, and the salt combination is being put in the trucks. With one to three inches of snow expected on the Cumberland Plateau, the snow plows are on, the spreaders are hooked in, and the salt combination is being put in the trucks.
"We are just preparing, and all we can do is wait on it to hit then we deal with it when it gets here," said Road Superintendent Scott Blaylock. "We are just preparing, and all we can do is wait on it to hit then we deal with it when it gets here," said Road Superintendent Scott Blaylock.
The road department will respond to reports of issues throughout the night. The road department will respond to reports of issues throughout the night.

CROSSVILLE (WATE) - With one to three inches of snow expected on the Cumberland Plateau, the snow plows are on, the spreaders are hooked in, and the salt combination is being put in the trucks.

The Cumberland County road superintendent says the road department is as ready as it can be for the winter weather.

"We are just preparing, and all we can do is wait on it to hit then we deal with it when it gets here," said Scott Blaylock.

The Cumberland County Road Department doesn't have the funding to treat the more than 1,000 miles of county roads before the storm, but residents say the department does a good job keeping the roads safe.        

"You're going to drive slow and be more cautious, but they keep the roads really clear around here, so we really don't have a lot of major problems," said resident Margaret Christmas.

The road department will respond to reports of issues throughout the night.

"With six trucks, you're not going to be able to get every road in the county. That's why we focus on the main connector roads first then we go to the trouble spots," said Blaylock.

While the road crews prepare for possible winter weather, travelers are, too. Jessica Wilder and Becky Chafeatelli left a work conference in Nashville early to be safe.

"We actually were supposed to stay later today, but we got on the road early to avoid the bad weather," said Chafeatelli, who is a resident of Kingsport.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WATE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.