Campbell County residents deal with winter weather

Campbell County residents deal with winter weather

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By SAMANTHA MANNING
6 News Reporter

CARYVILLE (WATE) - A winter storm roared through Campbell County overnight with temperatures dipping below freezing and snowfall blanketing the area.

The white flurries and frigid temperatures didn't stop customers from stopping by Scotty's Restaurant in Caryville Monday morning.

"We've got a group that comes here every morning and meets for coffee and gets the day started," Caryville resident Bill Raines said.  

Some folks admit the winter weather isn't what they're used to seeing in East Tennessee.

"I live here in the winter," Jeffrey Lajiness said. "I try to get away from the snow."

Lajiness lives in Michigan the rest of the year, an area not unfamiliar with snow.

"It's a lot warmer here and not nearly as much snow and ice as there is in Michigan," Lajiness said. "This isn't bad. If you have a foot of snow that's bad but four or five inches that's not bad."

While some Campbell County residents said the snow didn't bother them, it was the icy roads that kept some people indoors.

"The roads are really slick," Caryville resident Gary Ivey said. "There's ice underneath the snow and I think that's what the real problem is right now."

TDOT was working on the roads overnight salting the major highways, but the agency still warns of possible slick spots.

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