Kingsport conducting annual snow plow inspections


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — The City of Kingsport is preparing for the winter months ahead.

This week, the city is conducting its annual snow plow inspections.

Director of Street and Sanitation Tim Elsea said, “Our responsibility is to make sure roads are safe for police, fire, citizens that gotta get to work, school, there’s a lot of stuff that goes on and whether it’s a holiday, a Saturday, or whatever it is, night, we are trying to make sure we keep the roads safe”

Kingsport has 40 vehicles equipped with snow plows and salt spreaders plus three additional trucks for placing pre-treatment and anti-icing brine on roads prior to snow events.

The city says it currently has 4,300 tons of salt on hand with contracts in place to purchase more if needed.

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