Thursday, January 28, 2010

Road Crews Preparing For Winter Storm

Tennessee Department of Transportation maintenance crews are placing salt brine on roadways in the Cookeville area in preparation for Friday's predicted winter storm. City and county road crews are also making preparations today. A wintry mix of ice and snow is expected to fall across the region Friday, and TDOT says it is reminding drivers of the adage -- "when there's ice and snow: take it slow - slower speed, slower acceleration, slower steering and slower braking." State road crews are applying salt brine to state roadways today in anticipation of the potential winter weather. They say salt brine is a mix of salt and water that helps prevent snow and ice from bonding to the road surface making it easier to plow the roadway.