Carter County feels effects of wintry weather

10:00 am | January 29, 2014

At this point, it’s not much of a secret – it’s been snowing outside.

Photo by Bryce Phillips On Tiger Creek Road in Roan Mountain, even these horses felt the effects of Tuesday's wintry weather.

Photo by Bryce Phillips
On Tiger Creek Road in Roan Mountain, even these horses felt the effects of Tuesday’s wintry weather.

Even though the snow and unusually cold temperatures can make some everyday activities that much more difficult, Elizabethton and Carter County road officials said they are prepared for whatever the weather brings.

“We’ve got all of our trucks out and we’re salting the roads,” said Elizabethton Street and Sanitation Director Danny Hilbert. “Everywhere we’re salting is breaking it up. We’re doing well.”

“We just restocked our chat and salt yesterday,” said Shannon Burchett, Carter County’s assistant road superintendent. “The trucks are good. As far as everything running, we’re ready just to hammer out everything just a little bit at a time.”

Despite the road departments’ preparedness, Tuesday morning’s sudden snowstorm, along with the many hours of snow afterward, made it difficult for some drivers to get around.

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