Freezing rain causes trees to fall across Scott County roads

Freezing rain causes trees to fall across Scott County roads

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The northwest side of Scott County was hit the hardest, but the ice storm wasn't as bad as it could have been. The northwest side of Scott County was hit the hardest, but the ice storm wasn't as bad as it could have been.
"It was a couple hours later than anticipated hitting here, so we were ready. Men were ready and they did a heck of a job," said Scott County Road Superintendent Dick Sexton. "It was a couple hours later than anticipated hitting here, so we were ready. Men were ready and they did a heck of a job," said Scott County Road Superintendent Dick Sexton.
The winter weather did bring surprises, a pine tree toppled onto Kimberly Bryant's driveway which was a big concern. The winter weather did bring surprises, a pine tree toppled onto Kimberly Bryant's driveway which was a big concern.

By LAURA HALM
6 News Reporter

HUNTSVILLE (WATE) - Areas north and west of Knoxville got the worst of the wintry mix that hit East Tennessee Monday morning.

Officials in Scott County started the day reporting black ice and downed trees. There's more than 500 miles of roads and crews reported for duty at 6 a.m. Monday.

Bridges still had a dusting of snow and gravel scattered across. "Just to give them traction on ice, snow, whatever," said Scott County Road Superintendent Dick Sexton.

The northwest side of the county was hit the hardest, but the ice storm wasn't as bad as it could have been.

"It was a couple hours later than anticipated hitting here, so we were ready. Men were ready and they did a heck of a job," added Sexton.

The winter weather did bring surprises, a pine tree toppled onto Kimberly Bryant's driveway which was a big concern.

"Blocking the entrance in and out, we only have one way in," she said.

Trees just like that one needed to be removed throughout the county.

While the worst of the winter storm may be over, crews are still ready. "Hopefully tonight it doesn't come again and catch us," said Sexton.

Road crews are concerned conditions could refreeze, but they say if there are any slick spots in your neighborhood, you can call their dispatch at (423) 663-3831.

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