Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Road Crews Get Ready For More Snow

With more snow in the forecast, Putnam County Road Supervisor Randy Jones says his department will once again be concentrating mainly on the hills and intersections around the county. He told Nashville's Fox 17 News that it was during last week's snow storm that the Highway Department began limiting salt to hills and intersections.And he says Putnam County has already used 388 tons of salt this year, much more than usual. According to Jones, the county has about 150 tons of salt right now, with more on order.  Officials in Cookeville say their supply is about 400 tons right now, and T-DOT says it only has enough salt to make it through one more winter weather system, but orders for more salt have been placed. Both the county and the state say they've gone over budget on salt supplies this winter.