|January 7, 2010 -
The City of Knoxville closed the Gay Street Bridge a little before 3:30 p.m. today due to weather conditions and Public Service crews are currently salting the cityís main streets as well as those surrounding medical facilities.
David Brace, the cityís Deputy Director of Public Service, indicated that crews will have completed work on the main, or Level I, streets by 8 p.m. and will report back for a conditions assessment at that point. Itís anticipated that some crews will be staying over to help the night shift teams because of potentially hazardous conditions.
The city uses 21 vehicles for snow and ice removal and has substantial amounts of both salt and calcium chloride available for responding to seasonal weather events.