NASHVILLEâ€”The Tennessee Department of Transportation said it is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season. Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season.
â€œTennessee often sees the bulk of its winter weather in January and February,â€ TDOT Commissioner John Schroer said. â€œOur salt bins are fully stocked, and we have more than a thousand employees ready to mobilize in the event of inclement weather.”
There are 215 salt trucks and 215 snow plows and 69,758 tons of salt in Region 1, which includes 24 counties in East Tennessee, TDOT said. Region 1 has 9,182 lane miles on interstates and state routes and a $7.9 million ice and snow budget, as well as 373,000 gallons of salt brine. [Read more…]