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TDOT monitors road conditions before winter storm

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Road crews in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky are working to ensure Christmas travelers can get home safely Tuesday night and Wednesday.

For now, Tennessee Department of Transportation officials say it is a watch-and-wait situation after the National Weather Service issued a winter weather advisory for the area until 4 p.m. Wednesday.

If needed, TDOT crews are ready to put their equipment to use. Along with dozens of snowplows, TDOT has more than 200,000 tons of salt and 1.6 million gallons of salt brine stockpiled across the state.

Christian County weather spotter George Moore said he is watching the storm closely as well. Christian and Todd counties are under a winter storm watch while Trigg and Calloway counties are under a blizzard warning until noon Wednesday.

"Hopefully everybody is prepared, and if not they need to get with it and start preparing, because, with the road conditions, snow plows can take a while to plow the roads," Moore said.

A new mobile app could help drivers get where they are going more easily. The free TDOT Smartway Mobile App is available for iPhones and Androids. For more information, visit: http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/tdotsmartway/mobile.htm.

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