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Tennessee Department of Transportation Ready to Tackle Winter Weather

 

Tennessee Department of Transportation - TDOTNashville, TN – The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season.

Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season.

TDOT Salt Supply

TDOT Salt Supply

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Tennessee Department of Transportation Ready to Tackle Winter Weather

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Despite the mild start to winter, the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season.

Over the last several weeks, salt supplies have been replenished in all 95 counties, and crews have readied snow plows and brine trucks for the winter season. «Read the rest of this article»

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Tennessee Department of Transportation Crews Stocked and Ready for Winter Weather

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Winter weather has already arrived in some parts of the state and the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is stocked and ready to clear roadways of ice and snow this season.

After two years of harsh winters, the Department has increased its snow and ice budget and added additional salt vendors to replenish salt supplies as the winter season progresses. «Read the rest of this article»

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TDOT Crews Stocked and Ready for Winter Weather

 

Tennessee Department of TransportationNashville, TN – Winter weather is already here in some parts of Tennessee and the Tennessee Department of Transportation is stocked and ready to clear state roadways of ice and snow this season.  TDOT crews will once again use a variety of tools to battle winter weather including salt, salt brine, beet juice, and potato juice.

Snow Plow

Snow Plow

“Last year’s winter storms forced TDOT crews to use twice as much salt and three times as much salt brine as we normally use during a winter season to keep our roads clear of ice and snow,” said TDOT Commissioner Gerald Nicely.  “After replenishing our supply our crews are ready to go to work keeping Tennesseans moving this winter season.”

For the 2009/2010 winter season TDOT’s maintenance costs were double that of the previous year.  The 2010/2011 statewide budget has been increased by 23% to $14.7 million in recognition of the potential for another winter with above average precipitation. «Read the rest of this article»

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TDOT Regions remain stocked with salt and salt brine

 

tdot-logo-lgNASHVILLE – The Tennessee Department of Transportation Regional offices remain stocked with road salt and salt brine following the latest round of snow and ice in the state.  TDOT officials report the department is NOT experiencing salt shortages.  In addition to salt already on hand, TDOT continues to receive new shipments of road salt to replenish any salt supplies used during recent winter events. «Read the rest of this article»

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