Volume 54, Number 3

ten pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, January 19, 2017

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. “The cold weather kept snow packed on roads and it wouldn’t scrape so we had to burn it off with salt. Brine, which only costs around 15¢ per gallon doesn’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 TDOT Highway 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.

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