Plateau deals with another blast of wintry weather

The Cumberland Plateau first started seeing flakes early Tuesday afternoon.

The storm impacted plenty of people there too, from those charged with making sure everyone stays safe to those just trying to make a buck for their businesses.

Darrick Gysbers works as the general manager of GG's Pizza and Subs.

He said the cold, snowy weather has kept many of his customers inside.

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"I would love for the phones to blow up and we take a bunch of orders right now," he said.

He said many people didn't want to risk driving outside in the cold weather.

For most of the day, TDOT crews did their best to make sure drivers would not slip and slide across Plateau roads.

They started salting roads around 7 a.m. Tuesday in the Cumberland County area. But, the Plateau's weekly snow events have forced TDOT to take some extra precautions. The department recently bought more salt for its Plateau districts would have enough to last the winter, according to Cumberland TDOT District Manager Seth Clinard.

TDOT's Region 2 office said it will have its workers out on the roads Tuesday night, into Wednesday morning, to man the roads for slick spots.


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