TDOT Prepares for Winter Weather Travel Impacts

 

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is preparing for travel impacts from an
approaching winter weather system that is forecasted to bring ice and heavy snow to large portions of the
state, especially in middle and west Tennessee. TDOT urges drivers to be alert to changing weather
conditions, and based on information from the National Weather Service, is urging drivers to avoid travel
between Sunday evening and Tuesday morning.
“Our supplies are stocked, and our crews are mobilized,” TDOT Commissioner Clay Bright said. “We need
drivers to understand that it takes time to clear and treat the roads, and it is never safe to travel in icy
conditions. If you must get out, please be mindful of our crews. Work with us – move over and slow down.”
Crews have been applying salt-brine pre-treatment to TDOT-owned roads throughout the state and treating
freezing fog issues throughout the weekend. Once the storm begins, TDOT will be operating trucks 24 hours
a day throughout the event.
TDOT will be temporarily expanding its HELP roadside assistance program in middle and west Tennessee
starting Sunday night to cover all of I-40 between Memphis and Nashville. HELP Operators will be performing
wellness checks and monitoring roadway conditions.
For winter weather tips and travel information, and a regional breakdown of TDOT winter weather supplies
and equipment, visit the TDOT web site at https://www.tn.gov/tdot/inclement-weather/ice—snow.html.
For the latest on road conditions, check TDOT SmartWay before you go: https://smartway.tn.gov

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