Snow keeps Morristown locals in hotels

Snow keeps Morristown locals in hotels

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Hamblen County crews are still cleaning up from the latest winter storm. Hamblen County crews are still cleaning up from the latest winter storm.
Some locals say they're planning to stay in a hotel for at least a few nights to give time for the back roads to get cleared. Some locals say they're planning to stay in a hotel for at least a few nights to give time for the back roads to get cleared.
Crews with the Morristown Street Department and the Hamblen County Highway Department say they have plenty of salt left, and they plan to work extra hours Thursday night. Crews with the Morristown Street Department and the Hamblen County Highway Department say they have plenty of salt left, and they plan to work extra hours Thursday night.

By KAYLA STRAYER
6 News Reporter

MORRISTOWN (WATE) - Hamblen County crews are still cleaning up from the latest winter storm. Up to six inches of snow fell through the night, which is the most in 15 years.

"Here comes the snow again. Sometimes we have to go right back over what we just did," said plow truck driver Danny Roberts.

All the snow meant a busy day for Roberts.

"It keeps us busy. It used to be fun, but it's a lot like work anymore to plow it, do a good job and not tear up a bunch of stuff. You have to pay attention to what you're doing," Roberts said.

John Schipper lives in Hamblen County, but because of the snow, he stayed in a hotel last night.

"It's hard to get into town, so I decided to stay here for a couple of days so I can be close to work. Where I live is very rural. So if we're stuck, we're stuck," Schipper said.

Frank Parker also stayed in town, rather than driving just a few miles to his house.

"It would have been rough trying to get up here from Jefferson City," Parker said.

Some locals say they're planning to stay in a hotel for at least a few nights to give time for the back roads to get cleared.

Crews with the Morristown Street Department and the Hamblen County Highway Department say they have plenty of salt left, and they plan to work extra hours Thursday night.

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