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Bledsoe County hit hard by winter weather

By Antwan Harris
Eyewitness News Reporter

BLEDSOE COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- Jason Droglin spent the morning scraping off his camero after getting hit by the winter storm Sunday night.

He walked out this morning to find the parking lot a sheet of ice, and his car covered in white stuff.

"We usually don't get as much as we did last night, but on the mountain, we get up to 4 inches at times," says Droglin.

The roads were still icy Monday as drivers slowly paced through downtown Pikeville.

County Mayor Bobby Collier says he was surprised anyone showed up to work after Sunday's mess.

"My staff? I told them last night to use their discretion but I would not be surprised if they didn't come with how dangerous the roads were last night," says Collier.

Only a few county workers showed up.

The mix of rain and snow halted T-DOT crews from taking a proactive approach to salting the roads.

The district manager said it may have been a headache for some, but wasting 30 tons of salt could mean less to use when another deep freeze hits.

"It is a good thing to do and economical, but at the same time you have to be cautious because you lose it all if it becomes a big rain," says Dale Angel.

That's why Connie Nunley stayed inside until the morning.

"It was pretty bad last night. We couldn't even see to get out last night, so it was bad," says Nunley.

 

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