KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – At the same time as we plan to spring ahead this weekend, winter remains to be very a lot right here. Snow is predicted within the East Tennessee space, that means street circumstances could range.
“As these temperatures get beneath freezing, that limits the effectiveness of our provides, so if people shouldn’t have to be on the roadways for the subsequent 24 to 48 hours simply keep at house,” Mark Nagi, the TDOT group relations officer mentioned.
TDOT has been prepping roads since Thursday to assist make sure that drivers are secure, however Nagi mentioned if you need to drive there are suggestions it is best to observe.
“Be sure to give your self additional braking room, there’s going to be slick spots on the market,” he mentioned.
Aside from secure driving, Nagi mentioned be sure you have a full tank of fuel, blankets, bottled water, a spare tire and the rest that may be useful in the event you occur to get caught.
“We’re accountable for over 9,000 lane miles in East Tennessee alone, so we’re going to be working all through this winter climate occasion, however we don’t get to every part instantly,” Nagi mentioned.
Identical to TDOT plans to cowl roads with brine and salt, plant homeowners additionally must have a plan.
The retail supervisor at Stanley’s Greenhouse, Abby Stanley, mentioned it’s essential to cowl any shrubs or vegetation which are blooming or about to with a lightweight sheet earlier than it will get darkish.
“Mainly you’re eager to create a bit mini greenhouse, simply attempting to entice in as a lot warmth as doable,” she mentioned. “If the sheet will get moist it’s okay, that’s even going to assist it greater than you suppose so far as holding within the warmth.”
As TDOT employees are ready for winter to reappear in the course of the spring, Stanley says plant homeowners could be ready as effectively.
“Everyone knows East Tennessee, we normally have a number of frost and freeze intervals earlier than the common final frost date which is meant to be April fifteenth,” Stanley mentioned.
Stanley additionally talked about that if a plant’s leaves has burning from the chilly, that doesn’t imply the plant is lifeless and could be revived.
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