TDOT prepares roads for winter conditions

JACKSON, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Transportation is preparing roads for winter weather this weekend. With the winter weather conditions, drivers are being urged to use caution on the roads.

“We have our crews coming in this evening or late this afternoon, and we will begin monitoring the highways and applying salt, salt brine, on those bridges and overpasses and the spots as needed,” said Nichole Lawrence, Community Relations Officer at TDOT.

TDOT  says they are doing everything they can to make sure the roads are safe for drivers.

“Our crews will continue to monitor the high traffic areas; the interstate, 45 bypass and those high traffic areas,” Lawrence said.

She says she wants to provide the community with some safety tips.

“Just a reminder when you’re out and you do see some of our trucks, make sure you give yourself plenty of room, you know, don’t hit the plow,” Lawrence said

Some residents say they are okay with the cold, while others disagree.

“Well, it’s fine with me. It’s just weather and if you dress appropriately, you’re okay,” resident Monica White said. “As long as you don’t drive like a bat out of Hades, you’ll be okay.”

TDOT also reminds drivers that if you don’t need to be out over the weekend, stay inside.

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