MEMPHIS, TN- (WMC-TV) - With a busy weekend ahead, and the threat of wintry weather in the air, the Shelby County Office of Preparedness is keeping a close eye on the conditions.
"I'm hopeful based on the ground temperature that there won't be an impact on most of the streets," added Robert Knecht with Shelby County Public Works.
Out of the 6,750 miles of roads estimated inside city limits, 300 will be treated in the case of wintry weather. It is doubtful the roads will be pre-treated with brine because rain is expected before anything else.
But sand and salt? Crews are ready to mobilize.
"We'll put the trucks into the field once we feel that there's a probability that there's going to be some frozen precipitation occurring," said Knecht.