Scott County road crews, residents deal with winter weather

Scott County road crews, residents deal with winter weather

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According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, crews have been putting salt in known trouble areas like ridges and shaded roads. According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, crews have been putting salt in known trouble areas like ridges and shaded roads.
Scott County school teacher Kate King had lunch with her daughters Tuesday because schools we're let out early due to the threat of winter weather. Scott County school teacher Kate King had lunch with her daughters Tuesday because schools we're let out early due to the threat of winter weather.
"A couple weeks ago there was a big snow, and there's a hill just past my house. It can get pretty slippery, and you have to get speed to go up it, so I hope they will keep the roads clear for my sake you know," Brandon McCoy said. "A couple weeks ago there was a big snow, and there's a hill just past my house. It can get pretty slippery, and you have to get speed to go up it, so I hope they will keep the roads clear for my sake you know," Brandon McCoy said.

By STEPHANIE BEECKEN
6 News Reporter

ONEIDA (WATE) - Residents in Scott County dealt with their share of winter weather Tuesday as road crews worked to keep the highways clear of snow and ice.

Scott County school teacher Kate King had lunch with her daughters Tuesday because schools we're let out early due to the threat of winter weather.

King says it's always better to be safe than sorry.

"There have been situations in the past where did not make it home. It's been several years back, but you never want to see that happen," she said.

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, crews have been putting salt in known trouble areas like ridges and shaded roads. TDOT has also been salting I-75 and State Route 297. 

The Scott County Roads Department has also been out putting gravel on some hills on the back roads.

The county road department has 13 workers on stand by and seven trucks fitted with plows and scrapers. Eight thousand pounds of gravel is in storage at the department.

Residents like Brandon McCoy are glad to see the road crews ready and working so the roads don't get slick.

"A couple weeks ago there was a big snow, and there's a hill just past my house. It can get pretty slippery, and you have to get speed to go up it, so I hope they will keep the roads clear for my sake you know," he said.

As of 4 p.m., TDOT says patches of snow and ice were reported on State Routes 29, 52, 63, 154, 297 and 496 in Scott County. Caution is urged in those areas.

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