LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Monday’s sunshine and temps around 50 degrees were welcome sights to all those who worked to clear roads of snow and restore power starting early Sunday morning.
Sunday morning’s snow storm created different issues for different people. At the top of the list were power outages and snow with ice covered roads. Even before the storm hit, road crews were keeping an eye on the weather and scouting roads while utility crews were prepared should there be any power outages.
The wet, heavy snow brought snow totals ranging from an inch to upwards of 10 inches around Campbell County. As a result, roads were snow covered all the while trees fell across roads and power lines as the heavy snow took its toll. More than 2,000 LUB customers were without power at the height of the storm.
It was a 36 hour sprint for road and utility crews. LUB General Manager Kenny Baird said, “Everyone is back on line this afternoon except a couple of customers, a pallet factory and an empty weekend cabin, which we’ll work on Tuesday.”
Rain and snow showers are back in this weekend’s weather forecast. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 02/09/2021-6AM)