Wednesday, February 12 2014, 01:28 PM EST
Emergency Preps for More Storm
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is working around the clock to make sure our roads are ready for the next round of snow Southeast Tennessee will be getting.
There are 180 salt trucks in Southeast Tennessee, and 11 in Hamilton County. All of those in Hamilton County have been in use. They are laying brine, salt, and even beet juice. The beet juice is mixed with the salt, and it helps prevent ice from forming.
TDOT is not the only department getting ready for more snow. Hamilton County Emergency Services is opening up their Emergency Operations Center, Wednesday at 6am to help coordinate any crew responses.
"We'll have a representative from the 911 center there, so when calls come in, we'll make sure the services aren't duplicated," said Tony Reavley, the director of Emergency Services & Homeland Security. "That way we can use the resources in the best way, for the folks we serve."
Officials are urging you to stay off the roads, but if you must drive to take an emergency kit.