TOP PHOTO: Charlie Cooper is putting chains on this LUB truck along with Patrick Angle and Richard Goodman. Richard is getting ready to head to the top of Walnut Mountain. There were reports of about 8 inches of snow and a power outage on Walnut Mountain (PHOTO COURTESY OF WLAF’S CHARLIE HUTSON).

LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Monday morning snow has covered roads across Campbell County.

“We’re starting all over with this band of snow that’s moving through,” said Campbell County Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck. Dilbeck spoke with WLAF at 5:45am Monday while he was pushing snow in the Cherry Bottom-Oak Grove area.

“If you don’t have to get out, please stay safe at home. Black ice is making driving very treacherous,” added Dilbeck.

The road super pointed out that downed trees are a big challenge as well. Crews have been out removing trees in the overnight hours. “I’m sure we’ll find more trees once we get to daylight,” said Dilbeck who encourages you to be safe if you must travel.

There are a few hundred power outages scattered around the LUB service area early on this Monday. Upwards of 600 customers were without power not long after sunset on Sunday, most off of those outages were in the Duff area and have long since been put back online. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 01/17/2022-6AM)

One Reply to “Black ice, downed trees, power outages this AM”

  1. Thank You to all the people who were out last night trying to keep the roads safe and trying to get our power back on. My father worked for LUB and he was always out in bad weather working to keep the power on. I do appreciate everyone out working to keep us safe and keep our lights on! Again, THANK YOU ALL!

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