Snow expected to blanket the region once again

Published 1:38 pm Friday, January 28, 2022

BY NIC MILLER
STAR STAFF
nic.miller@elizabethton.com

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory beginning at 1 p.m. Friday and ending on Saturday at 7 a.m. for Carter County and surrounding areas.

According to AccuWeather, total snow accumulations could reach two inches. This snowfall is expected in Sullivan County, northwest Carter County, and Washington County.

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“We got all of our equipment ready yesterday, ready to take on any amount of snow,” said Carter County Highway Superintendent Roger Colbaugh. “We’re going to be watching and communicating with each other all day long, being ready whenever.”

The weather is expected to hit the area beginning at 4 p.m. Friday and last until 9 p.m. The snow is expected to then pick back up at 1 a.m. Saturday and continue until 6 a.m.

In addition, wind chills will drop near zero by late Friday night and early Saturday morning.

“The wind chill is going to be a real concern, because when the temperature gets to around 14 or 15 degrees even our salt will not do a lot at that point. If people can in the morning, they should stay home to avoid being out and getting stranded in their vehicles,” Colbaugh said.

For the latest road conditions in the area, call 511.