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Old 11-30-2012, 05:41 AM
Location: Sango, TN
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I don't know. My grandmother lived in Farragut, and I saw nothing there ever as bad as I saw in western Michigan. Of course that was feet of snow, and measurable snow from October to April, everyday. But the ice was never as bad there as I've seen it here in Tennessee.

My uncle lived outside of Bristol and he never had to many issues with snow. Maybe in the deep mountains, but the areas of east Tennessee I've been to haven't been that bad. Ice on bridges is the biggest issue I've seen.
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Old 12-06-2012, 08:59 AM
Location: Tennessee
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The good thing about Tennessee (one of many thousands good things) is that if the weather gets bad enough to affect the roads, schools cancel, some businesses cancel, and it becomes a holiday. The local stations run the cancellations all day and warn people to stay off the roads unless emergency, etc. If your business doesn't cancel, it is usually understanding if you cannot travel due to where you live. I love TN and there's not much bad i can think to say about it...
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Old 12-08-2012, 11:31 PM
Location: Somewhere below Mason/Dixon
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Originally Posted by susiecatsMnTn View Post
I was a bit worried about ice if I ever find a job in Eastern Tennessee, so its great that I found this post as it answered some questions for me. We are from Minnesota, we are use to driving on snow, and on ice, but the ground driven on could be different due to more curves and hills in Tennessee. We do have hills and curves here, but after the visits to your beautiful state I can say, the degree of hills and curves are more in Tn, along with some being steep and/or hairpin in nature depending on where your driving. I guess simple rule of thumb for us is, try to stock up and watch the weather channel alot!

This is very true, there are few roads that are flat, or straight here. I used to live in the midwest and driving there is easy compared to here. There are alot of blind corners, steep drops at the roads edge and obviously alot of hills/mountain driving. You can be lazy about driving if your from the midwest, no hills aand all the roads are straight. Even if you do drive off the road up there you end up in a corn field. If you go off the road here its going to get ugly fast. In bad weather you need to pay attention and be an attentive driver or problems will quickly ensue. At least snow and ice are less common here. Today it was around 70 degrees. In the midwest it is snowing acording to the weather channel. Mn, Wi and Mi are expecting 6-12 inches of snow. Big big climate difference that most people like.
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