Locals prepare for winter weather

Sandra ClarkUncategorized

Knox County Schools are closed today, as is Christian Academy of Knoxville.

As the area braced for inclement weather, Knox County announced that some 20 workers from Engineering & Public Works pre-treated roadways with roughly 50,000 gallons of brine with another 30,000 gallons expected to be used before midnight. Workers will roll out at 7:30 a.m. to stage in each of the highway districts and to continue pre-treatment as needed.

Opening at 10 a.m. are:

  • County Mayor’s Office and all offices reporting to the mayor, including the Knox County Health Department, Knox County Public Library, Knox County Senior Centers, Knox County Convenience & Recycling Centers and Knox County Veterans Service.
  • Law Department
  • County Commission office
  • Knox County Internal Audit

Closed today are:

  • Criminal Court Clerk, Criminal Sessions Court Clerk and 4th Circuit Court Clerk
  • County Clerk – Downtown and all satellite offices
  • Trustee – Downtown and all satellite offices
  • District Attorney General’s office
  • Register of Deeds
  • Property Assessor
  • Circuit Court Clerk and Civil Sessions Court Clerk

The city of Knoxville and Waste Connections have made adjustments to stay ahead of the weather.

Waste Connections will be collecting garbage and recyclables on its Tuesday routes beginning at 6 a.m. There is a chance that weather could prevent collection for all residences on Tuesday routes. In the event that any houses are missed on Tuesday or Wednesday routes, containers should be left out until the garbage can be collected.

“In other words, if your trash is collected on a Tuesday route, please go ahead and put your trash out (Monday night),” said Chad Weth, director of public service.

City crews have been pre-treating Level I and II streets in the City’s Snow Plan, as well as known trouble spots, covering roughly 400 lane miles with about 27,000 gallons of brine.

To view the city’s snow plan, click here. To view the KAT bus schedule, click here.

To view the town of Farragut’s snow removal plan, click here.

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