Wednesday, January 10, 2018

TDOT Prepares Fleet Of Salt Trucks

LINDEN, TN - The Tennessee Department of Transportation has started to prepare their fleet of trucks ahead of Friday's anticipated snow event,
officials noted Wednesday. TDOT spokeswoman Kathy Schulte says the brine vehicles and salt trucks began loading Wednesday afternoon, and are expected to be dispatched across much of West and Middle Tennessee on Thursday.

Schulte says in most cases the crews wait until the forecast calls for less than an inch of rain prior to the start of a snow event. The waiting period prevents the salt mixture from washing away prematurely.

WOPC-HD News and the Tennessee News Net is in close contact with TDOT officials and will keep you updated on road conditions.

Have a closing or delay to report? Call 931-589-9672 (WOPC) 

Below is a list of likely travel impacts, as forecast by the National Weather Service: