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So … How are the roads?

Photo provided by Matthew Vance

Better – but still bad.

The Coffee County Emergency Management Agency released a statement at about 3 p.m. Tuesday to confirm that primary roads are clearing but secondary roads remain treacherous. The department recommends everyone remain home and off the roads if at all possible.

“TDOT along with Coffee County Highway Dept. and municipal public work department is working hard to get the roads cleared but it is going to be a timely process.

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“These departments are working around the clock with a limited (supply) of salt on hand with more on the way. These departments have approximately 1,000 miles that they are responsible of taking care of. The sun coming out today will help activate the salt and help the melting process.”

EMA warned of refreezing Tuesday night into Wednesday with low temperatures forecast to be below zero.

COLD WEATHER SAFETY TIPS FROM TENNESSEE DEPARTMENT OF SAFETY

-Maintain your vehicle with at least a half tank of gas

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-make sure your battery is maintained.

-keep a set of jumper cables or a jumper box in your vehicle

-replace wipers if they are skipping, streaking or cracked

-check air pressure in your tires, including your spare

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-if your vehicle breaks down, activate your hazard lights immediately. You can call *THP on your phone and a Trooper will be sent to you

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