Pickett hit by winter weather
In Pickett County last Thursday, TDOT used 120 tons of salt grain to try to get roads clear, using five tons Saturday and 35 tons Tuesday. â€œThe cold weather kept snow packed on roads and it wouldnâ€™t scrape so we had to burn it off with salt. Brine, which only costs around 15Â¢ per gallon doesnâ€™t work on those road conditions so salt which is $60 ton, had to be used. Only 101 total tons were used last winter so these past few days were very costly, said TDOTâ€ˆHighway Maintenance County Supervisor John Reagan. Pickett County Schools have been open only one day since the Christmas holiday, but the weather should start warming up Wednesday melting the rest of the snow and ice.