Salt Trucks Prepare for Impending Winter Weather

EAST JACKSON -- The rain and snow are slated for later this week, but road crews are already preparing for the winter weather.

The Jackson Street Department has trucks ready to push away any snow that falls. The city has crews on call and extra men on standby ready to salt the roads.

Friday, workers equipped the trucks with spreaders and snow plows. But if the temperatures dip too low, they say the salt won't help the roads.

"Salt works better around freezing," Buddy Crick with the Jackson Street Department said. "It'll go down to 15 to 20 degrees. And they're talking about getting colder than that. We'll probably cut it off cause it's not going to do."

Crews say right now it's just a waiting game, but they are ready when and if the winter weather hits Test Tennessee.


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