Volume 52, Number 48

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Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, November 26, 2015

Weather forecasters got it right this time Huge snowfall

Weather forecasters got it right this time Huge snowfallWith temperatures in the teens and the snow falling over the Cumberland Plateau this weekend, it left a beautiful covering and fun for sledding by Monday morning.
Pickett County Road Superintendent Jimmy Cope estimated 6-10 inches fell in different areas of Pickett County and said that there were snow drifts up to two feet. The county salt trucks have been working continuously to keep the roads clear and with the temperatures dropping into single digits Monday night and early Tuesday morning, it made for messy and hazardous driving.
A winter storm watch has been put in effect for Wednesday with light snow for the morning and then switching to freezing rain by afternoon, and rain mixing into the late night.
During all this snowfall, students at PCHS and PCK-8 will have missed three days as of Tuesday and depending on the weather forecast, it looks like more snow days could follow. Pickett County Director of Schools Diane Elder told the PRESS, "We have 13 calendar snow days total and now only 10 left as of presstime on Tuesday afternoon.”


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