Crashes Mount As Frigid Temps Grip Robertson County
GREENBRIER TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) – Sub-zero temperatures are making roads slick in Robertson County. We have had numerous crashes and interstate shutdowns as we finish off the first 24 hours of a weather system that will be sticking around until Monday.
Fortunately, the driver of the vehicle pictured sustained only minor injuries and declined transport, according to Robertson County EMS. The crash occurred on Old Distillery Rd around 4:30 Friday afternoon. LOCATION OF CRASH
The Robertson County Emergency Management Agency released a statement indicating that road conditions have improved some but side-roads are still treacherous in spots. If you do have to travel, it’s very important that you bundle up and dress warmly. Additionally, utility customers are being asked to conserve power when possible. The cold temperatures are putting a load on the electrical grid. There was some talk of rolling blackouts, but at the moment there is no plan to do so. Conserving power when possible is recommended.
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As we try to keep our homes warm the odds of fire increase. Portable heaters are generally the culprit. A home in Springfield is a total loss following a fire that ripped through the structure Friday morning. Though the cause of the fire is still undetermined it was enough to prompt Greenbrier Fire Chief Kyle Hamill to put out an alert reminding citizens to make sure they have working smoke detectors and be sure to keep heaters away from furniture and drapes. For Smokey’s full report on the fire that includes a fun fire safety test–CLICK HERE
Here are a few photos of how our backroads are doing from Robertson County EMS.