Volume 52, Number 27

fourteen pages

Byrdstown, Tennessee 38549 -- Thursday, July 2, 2015

TDOT stocking up salt

TDOT stocking up saltThe Tennessee Department of Transportation in Pickett County is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow. TDOT has three salt vendors to refill salt bins in all 95 Tennessee counties. Pictured here TDOT employee Les Reeder looks on as more salt is delivered.
The salt is applied to roads once snow has started to accumulate, the salt brine is a pre-treatment prior to a winter storm or to help melt snow when temperatures are around the freezing mark.
When snow hits Pickett County, TDOT ice and snow removal teams focus on clearing state roadways and will specifically target areas vulnerable to freezing such as hills, curves and bridges.

TOP STORIES

Fire destroys local business - It was a heartbreaking scene Tuesday, June 30th, as a fire destroyed Raj Market located off of Highw... Keep Reading

Norris attends Space Camp - Elizabeth Norris of Byrdstown, recently attended SPACE CAMP® at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, NA... Keep Reading

Twin Lakes sponsors Youth Tour to Washington D.C. - The Foundation for Rural Service (FRS), along with Twin Lakes and other NTCA - The Rural Broadband A... Keep Reading