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TDOT watching weather, preparing to treat roads if necessary

10:11 AM, Oct 29, 2012   |    comments
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With the threat of winter weather approaching, the Tennessee Department of Transportation is prepared to pre-treat and treat roads if necessary.

TDOT crews have installed salt-spreading equipment on trucks, especially in upper-East Tennessee, and the salt supply is ready to go.

TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi says snow and ice have already been reported near the North Carolina line in Monroe County, affecting State Route 165.

Nagi says supervisors are monitoring weather and traffic reports to determine the best way to response to this early winter storm.

Newfound Gap Road (Highway 441) through the Smokies, was closed Sunday night.

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