Knoxville crews prepare roads ahead of winter storm

Knoxville crews prepare roads ahead of winter storm

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The entire fleet of Knoxville city brine trucks was out pre-treating the roads Tuesday. The entire fleet of Knoxville city brine trucks was out pre-treating the roads Tuesday.
The city will keep loading the trucks up with salt brine until the snow arrives, then they will switch to salt. The city will keep loading the trucks up with salt brine until the snow arrives, then they will switch to salt.
"We have about seven vehicles that have these tanks on it that pre-treat the whole city, and then we have up to 22 vehicles that we can apply rock salt and plow throughout the city," said Road Supervisor David Brace. "We have about seven vehicles that have these tanks on it that pre-treat the whole city, and then we have up to 22 vehicles that we can apply rock salt and plow throughout the city," said Road Supervisor David Brace.
The city plans to have all level one, two and three streets done by the end of Tuesday and hope to get into as many neighborhoods as possible before the storm hits. The city plans to have all level one, two and three streets done by the end of Tuesday and hope to get into as many neighborhoods as possible before the storm hits.

By DREW GARDNER
6 News Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - City road crews are making sure this snowfall doesn't catch them off guard the way the last one did.

The entire fleet of brine trucks was out pre-treating the roads Tuesday.

"We have about seven vehicles that have these tanks on it that pre-treat the whole city, and then we have up to 22 vehicles that we can apply rock salt and plow throughout the city," said Road Supervisor David Brace.

Crews got a bit of a head start this time around.

"We pre-treated Friday," said Brace. "We thought we may have some snow over the weekend, but we didn't. So some of the roads are already treated, so we will get a second treatment on them."

The city will keep loading the trucks up with salt brine until the snow arrives, then they will switch to salt.

"We will monitor the weather and start to apply the rock salt as the snow arrives, if it arrives," said Brace.

The city plans to have all level one, two and three streets done by the end of Tuesday and hope to get into as many neighborhoods as possible before the storm hits.

They plan to keep in hourly contact with the Emergency Management Office and the National Weather Service as the storm moves in.

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