A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Despite an Autumn that often felt more like Summer, the Knoxville's Public Service Dept. is getting ready for the worst with Winter just around the corner. On Monday, the city released its snow plan for the year.
Every Fall, the city updates its snow plan, which governs how it will respond to various snow and ice events, which city streets are plowed first, what resources it has available to battle winter storms.
“Depending on the type of weather, we have up to 180 employees and 21 pieces of equipment ready to deal with it,” said Public Service Director David Brace. “The snow plan gives us a template for setting priorities and letting everybody know what to expect.”
The city said normally it will pre-treat roads with a salt-brine solution to help prevent snow from clinging to the streets and lowers its melting point.
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