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City's ready if roads ice over

Thursday, January 24, 2013

The cold and slick stuff is due to fall from the skies tomorrow morning and the city's public works department is ready.

With Shelbyville and most of middle Tennessee under a winter weather advisory starting tonight, the city's public works department is "ready to go."

Director Mark Clanton said the city's salt supply is at 100 percent, and that they even have a little extra set aside just in case. Clanton said he expected Tennessee Department of Transportation crews would be treating roads in preparation for the weather.

The winter weather advisory, set from midnight tonight until noon Friday, means that periods freezing rain and sleet may cause travel difficulties. Motorists should be prepared for slippery roads, limited visibility and take care while driving.

Two years ago, both the city and county, as well as other communities across the state, faced a shortage of road salt due to early snows in late 2010 which depleted the supply.