Agencies prepare for wintery mix Friday
With a 50 percent chance of a wintery mix expected to hit after midnight for most of Middle Tennessee and the Plateau, Trousdale County director of schools and road superintendent will be keeping a watchful eye on the weather overnight.
"Are we going to be able to run the busses in the morning is the million dollar question," said Director of Schools Clint Satterfield. "They will be having a weather forecast thing for superintendents at 4:30 in the morning, and then I will be checking the roads afterwards."
Satterfield added that citizens will be able to find out if students will be going to school Friday by following the various media outlets or by the mass text that will be going out to alert the parents.
Road Superintendent Bill Scruggs said that his crews have already begun salting bridges, curves and several hills in preparation for the possible winter weather, and they will be on standby for when the weather may hit.
"I will be up checking roads all night long," said Scruggs. "We have all the trucks loaded and ready to hit the roads, and our reserve trucks are full at City Hall. So we are sitting pretty and in good shape."
The National Weather Service is forecasting freezing rain to sleet from midnight until late morning, and then turn to rain as temperatures rise Friday.