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Grundy County Iced Over

We have all read hot news written by popular journalist. This showdown Grundy County Iced Over was a long time a coming. But the news doesn’t stop here. The writer shows two wonderful talents. Read the the whole sections to see what I mean. By: News Channel 9

   Emergency officials say the winter weather in Grundy County, Tennessee has reached its worst point. Monteagle mayor Marilyn Nixon described road conditions as “extremely slick.” The freezing rain started falling around 4:30 CST and has turned side roads, parking lots and sidewalks into skating rinks. 

   Mayor Nixon spent the evening riding around with police, checking on drivers who could not move, had lost control and people that have fallen. An ambulance could not respond because of the thick sheet of ice. Emergency crews came to it with oil Nixon described as “environmentally safe.” They dumped the oil under the rear tired of the ambulance and traction was achieved.

  Meanwhile, several businesses including Papa Ron’s restaurant closed early because of the worsening conditions.

   Kristin Caldwell was relieved to go home two hours early. “I have a 15 mile trip to Sewanee and the roads, they’re salting the roads, I hope we make it home.”

   Caldwell’s boyfriend came to pick her up. The walk out into the parking lot proved dicey. Earlier in the evening, a customer fell walking back to his car. Another customer, Mike Gifford, also fell, but at his home on Tuesday and in the snow. “I busted it yesterday and that was in the snow, it’s a lot worse now.” Gifford had another close call this afternoon in his pickup truck. “I came out of my driveway a while ago and I was going to stop at the mailbox and I just hit my brakes and slid right on past the mailbox and almost right into the street. Thank God no one was coming.”

   Mayor Nixon and the Grundy County Sheriff’s department advise staying inside and waiting until this coating of ice melts.  Trying to get around in, or more aptly, on it has become increasingly difficult for car and foot traffic.

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