Weather brings county crews out in force

Rylie McClurgOur Town Outdoors

Last week brought warm and windy weather. The wind on Wednesday took down over 60 trees and many powerlines with them. Our district crews worked with the electric companies to clear the roads as fast as possible. It is important to call and report when you see a tree down, blocking the road because sometimes that is the only way we find out about them.

We finished up the first round of in-person public engagement for Advanced Knox. We had helpful and informative conversations with people from all around the county. If you were not able to make it to the in-person event, we have opened an online activity that addresses the same topics. Please consider participating in the activity as all input is valuable. Go here for more information.

We are excited to be a part of the TeenWorks Program led by KUB. Last week we participated in a career fair for high school students; they will be interviewing for several positions at local businesses and with Knox County government. Students who choose to be in this program take extra classes during the year to prepare for the internships.

Look out for a road closure on S. Northshore Drive Tuesday and Wednesday (April 12-13). Two new 24-inch drainage pipes will be installed on S. Northshore just west of Harvey Road near the county line. Traffic will be directed through Loudon County via Beals Chapel Road, Martel Road and Boyd Station Road. Signs will be posted to direct traffic.

Here are some photos from work and events around the county:

Rylie McClurg is the communications and outreach coordinator for Knox County Engineering and Public Works

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