Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Winter Weather Continues To Cause Problems

Cookeville area residents are dealing with the third round of snow in the past four days as they try to take care of business today.  Officials say a combination of snow, sleet, and freezing drizzle is the problem today as road crews try to keep the streets clear.  Sub-freezing temperatures overnight also contributed to additional problems -- causing re-icing on some roads that crews were able to get cleared on Monday. Putnam County road supervisor Randy Jones says that salt supplies are running a bit low and that he may have to purchase more than he had originally budgeted to get through what has been described as a "very active winter weather season."  Meanwhile, the National Weather Service says the chances for frozen precipitation decrease a bit after today, but the temperatures will also drop significantly for the rest of the week.