Gay Street Bridge Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Communications Director

Kristin Farley
(865) 215-2589

400 Main St., Room 691
Knoxville, TN 37902

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Gay Street Bridge Closed Due to Weather Conditions

Posted: 01/07/2010
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 city's main streets as well as those surrounding medical facilities.

David Brace, the city's 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. It's 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.