WEATHER UPDATE: Crews have been out salting ahead of bad weather

WEATHER UPDATE: Crews have been out salting ahead of bad weather

Photo courtesy of the City of Brentwood

Public Works Department crews have already been out Friday morning salting the streets in anticipation of possible winter weather.

City of Brentwood Community Relations Director Deanna Lambert said that 12 trucks with plows and spreaders are at the ready to act as needed throughout the day. The city has 3,000 tons of salt stocked on hand to work with.

The latest update to a National Weather Service winter weather advisory for the area states that “most areas along the Interstate 65 corridor will be experiencing a wintry mix by noon.” The same advisory states that snow and sleet accumulations are anticipated to be around an inch.

Brentwood Police Department Assistant Chief Thomas Walsh said that no accidents have been reported yet as of around 8:30 a.m. He added that the department has extra staff on duty today to respond to possible weather-related issues.

“Hopefully with schools closed and many other offices closed today the impact on traffic will be minimal,” he said.

Walsh advised drivers to exercise extra caution if they have to be out and about today, especially if they are driving on elevated surfaces such as bridges.

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