Winter weather prep underway in Kingsport

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) – With colder weather on its way, local city officials are already making plans to battle snow and ice.

Kingsport city officials have more than 3,500 tons of salt and 2,000 gallons of road treatment liquid on-hand.

Streets and sanitation workers rolled out the heavy equipment to do a complete inspection and ensure everything is ready to go, right down to the nuts and bolts.

City workers are prepared to run two 12-hour shifts and apply more than 900 tons of salt per hour.

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