WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is preparing for winter weather and conditions on East Tennessee roads.
TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi told News Channel 11 that crews loaded their trucks at 8 a.m. on MOnday and monitoring roadways prior to expected snow.
“As temperatures continue to drop, rain is expected to change into a light snow/wintry mix beginning at 6 p.m. today and extending through noon on Tuesday for the upper eastern counties in Tennessee,” Nagi said.
Storm Team 11 was live on Facebook Monday ahead of the expected conditions:
Nagi reminds East Tennesseans that remaining home is the safest option when winter weather is involved.
“As always, the safest place for motorists to be during a winter weather event is at home,” Nagi said. “This gives our crews the extra room they need to do their jobs effectively, and most important safely.”