Cumberland County slammed with snow, ice

Cumberland County slammed with snow, ice

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This storm dumped several inches of snow on the plateau and with record cold temperatures, that snow is turning quickly to ice This storm dumped several inches of snow on the plateau and with record cold temperatures, that snow is turning quickly to ice
Several inches of snow fell in Cumberland County starting Sunday night, and flurries continued through the morning. Several inches of snow fell in Cumberland County starting Sunday night, and flurries continued through the morning.
Crossville crews estimate it will take about 200 tons of salt to tackle this storm. They will remain on call throughout the night. Crossville crews estimate it will take about 200 tons of salt to tackle this storm. They will remain on call throughout the night.

By KAYLA STRAYER
6 News Reporter

CROSSVILLE (WATE) - Cumberland County is getting hit with some of the worst winter weather conditions in our area.

This storm dumped several inches of snow on the plateau and with record cold temperatures, that snow is turning quickly to ice. A thick blanket of white covered Crossville Monday.

"It's cold, snowy and icy," Cumberland County resident Alan Milley said.

"It hasn't been like this in several years," Crossville resident Blaine Moore said.

Several inches of snow fell in Cumberland County starting Sunday night, and flurries continued through the morning. Moore says the mixture of snow and the below zero temperatures expected here will make for rough roads.

"It's a combination because even when it stops, the temperature is not getting any warmer. Nothing is going to go away for several days, so it's going to be bad for a little while," Moore said.

Crews with the Crossville Public Works Department have been out salting the roads since 10 p.m. Sunday night.

"We will probably be on shift until about 4:30 this evening, as long as the roads are clear by then," said salt truck driver Tyler Pelfrey.

Crossville crews estimate it will take about 200 tons of salt to tackle this storm. They will remain on call throughout the night.

"I have to come and load at least every thirty minutes to an hour and it takes about four hours to make my round trip. Once I make my whole trip then I start over again, so it really keeps you busy," Pelfrey said.

Pelfrey says when temperatures fall below 10 degrees, the salt is pretty much useless unless the sun is out.

The biggest concern now is the black ice on the roads, and the bitter cold temperatures still in effect.

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