Bradley County EMA: 'We are prepared'
Bradley County Emergency Management officials are preparing for possible snow and ice.
“It is always better to be prepared and not need it then to have it hit and you have no plan,” said Lindsay Hathcock, Spokesperson for Bradley County EMA. “There really is no set pattern to the weather. It does what it wants.”
Hathcock says there are at least 750 miles of road in Bradley County, and road safety is a top priority.
While EMA dispatchers monitor conditions, road crews will be on standby with three trucks, 400 tons of salt and brine and other equipment.
“That's the plan to try to address any major artery ways and then as they can get to them they will get to your roads,” said Hathcock.
In the meantime, they are asking the community to be patient and safe.
“There are no boundaries when it comes to emergency workers,” said Hathcock. “I am extremely proud to call Cleveland/Bradley County and even Chattanooga region home. That does not happen everywhere.”
If you experience a life-threatening emergency call 911.
To check on road conditions in Bradley County you can use the emergency notification system, Nixle.
To sign up text CBCEMA to 888-777.