Lewis County Herald - Serving Hohenwald, Lewis County Tennessee Since 1898

By Katelin Carroll
Staff Reporter 

Slippery roads cause more than three hours of traffic block


January 14, 2021

This photo was taken by Kristin Gomez who reported that it took 3.5 hours to get home from Columbia

An unexpected and wet snow fell fast, and covered everything quickly on Thursday afternoon, January 7th, leaving salt and brine trucks struggling to keep up.

Many were stuck on Highway 412 East, just past the Maury County line, after a Maury County TDOT truck and other vehicles slipped off the road and had trouble getting back on it.

Some reported being stuck on the hill for over three hours with the line backing up nearly all the way to Hampshire.

Kim Smotherman, Operation Tech Senior for TDOT in Lewis County, said Lewis County's salt and brine trucks were struggling to kee...

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