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UPDATE: Crews prepping roads for Monday night; roads reopen

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Update 3:40

According the Chattanooga Police spokesperson Jerri Weary, Ochs Road has reopened. Also, the Hamilton County Sheriff's Office tell Eyewitness News that the W-Road and Robert's Mill Road should reopen shortly.

Update 1:45pm

The city of Chattanooga is gearing up for icy conditions Monday night. Twelve trucks have been dispatched. They will be laying salt and sand on major roads in and out of the city until midnight. They will also be working intersection and focusing on roads containing many hills. Over $50,000 has been spent by the city over the last two days.

Update 11:00am

All roads within the city are open with the exception of Ochs Highway. Drivers are still advise to drive with caution as some residential streets and side roads will likely have areas of black ice. Citizens are advised to stay off the roads unless travel is absolutely necessary. When travel is necessary, drivers are encouraged to keep a first aid kit, flash light, road flares, blankets, water, and a cell phone in the vehicle in case of an emergency.

Update 8:25am

The interstates and main roads have been deemed alright for travel.

Side roads and residential areas should be driven with caution.

The following roads have reports of ice in certain areas.

Boyscout Road

668 Sandswitch Road

 

Update 7:28am

TDOT officials say  most roadways are open but to use extreme caution if you have to be out.  Some roads do are ice covered in spots. 

The W Road and Robert Mills road are still closed.

 

CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) - TDOT's incident management personnel are reporting icy conditions on some interstate overpasses in Chattanooga.

Motorists are advised to avoid traveling if possible. If you do have to travel you are urged to use extreme caution.

The following roads are icy but still open to traffic:

HAMILTON COUNTY:

Several areas North and South bound on HWY 58 are covered with black Ice

Elder Mountain Road

Isbill Road

Kellys Ferry Road

I-24 WB at Main Street

Market Street Bridge

Ridge Cut at I-24

Lee Hwy between Highway 153 and Hickory Valley Road  *Bridge on Lee Highway over 153 is solid sheet of ice

HWY 153 on the Dam all the way to 58 HWY is slick due to Ice

Hwy 58 on and off ramps have Ice

Hwy 111 coming into Chattanooga is solid sheet of ice

Morrison Springs, Mountain Creek Road, and Dayton Blvd

4800 Brainerd Road at Moore Road is iced over.

 

Confirmed Road Closures at this time:

Ochs Highway

200 Block of Tunnel Blvd

HWY 27 at Highwater Road closed at this time due to a traffic crash and Ice

W Road

DADE COUNTY:

- County Road 6 at Highway 136

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