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Winter Roadway Advisory

1/12/2011

snow trucks

Metro Crews Working to Clear Local Streets

Some trash, recycling misses reported on Tuesday, but trucks are running as scheduled

Clear priority roadways throughout Davidson County mean scaled back Public Works crews are able to focus on local residential streets that may be still covered in snow and ice.

Officials emphasize that not all side streets and subdivisions can be addressed, but crews will work to clear problem areas reported to the department’s Customer Service Center. Normally, local streets are addressed on a first-called, first-cleared basis. Metro is also attempting to target public streets that serve as the only way in or out for large subdivisions and neighborhoods.

Citizens are encouraged to report hazardous roadway conditions to Metro by calling 615-862-8750 or online at www.nashville.gov/public-works. Residents with transportation needs are reminded to contact Metro Transit Authority and other public transportation agencies about services available in Nashville.

Regular Metro trash and recycling services are running as scheduled, however a few isolated routes were not able to be serviced on Tuesday because of road and alley conditions. Public Works’ Waste Management Division will collect all Tuesday misses either today or by week’s end, if not sooner.

To date, Metro Nashville has experienced three significant winter weather events, (including two snows in December) and still has an adequate supply of salt.

Snow showers today are expected to taper off, but below-freezing temperatures will keep the risk of overnight icing a probability so drivers should continue to use extreme caution. Metro road crews will continue working to clear residential streets as needed, with other drivers placed on standby for overnight duty and emergency calls.

Priority A and B routes are regularly monitored, especially prior to morning rush hour periods. These routes are major roadways and secondary arterials that serve as emergency evacuation routes, access to the Central Business District and government centers downtown, hospitals, and shopping centers to provide access to food and emergency supplies. Priority routes account for about 1,800 lanes miles of Metro’s total roadway system of 5,700 lane miles.