By Charlotte Underwood
JACKSBORO, TN (WLAF) – Campbell County Road Superintendent Ron Dilbeck said he and his crews were “at the ready” for the possibility of upcoming snow and ice Thursday night into Friday morning.
According to Dilbeck, he is monitoring the weather situation closely and has the County’s 20 trucks at the ready. Dilbeck said the crews had worked on vehicle maintenance back at Thanksgiving and that everything was a go for Friday’s weather.
“We always start looking ahead weather-wise around Thanksgiving. The salt and gravel mix is ready, the salt is ready to go and the trucks are all ready. We’re going to keep an eye on it and see what happens,” Dilbeck said.
The county has 20 trucks, a motor grader and a back hoe with a plow on it, all of which will be dispatched if needed.
In the case of mostly ice accumulation, then the county will be treating the roads with salt, rather than plowing them.
Main roads will be treated and cleared first, then the county will move onto secondary roads.
Dilbeck said he had several crews on standby to handle trees should they go down, which is a major concern with expected wind gusts of up to 50 miles per hour in the mountains.
“The wind has created an extra challenge on top of the ice. We have everyone on call in case it gets bad and we will do our best as always,” Dilbeck said. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 12/22/2022-6AM)