KPD e-News Release: K.P.D. Issues Winter Travel Advisory

Kingsport Police Department

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: K.P.D. Issues Winter Travel Advisory
DATE: March 5, 2015
GENERAL NARRATIVE
The City of Kingsport is currently experiencing a wintry precipitation mix of snow, sleet, and freezing rain. All area roadways are covered with a dangerous combination of snow, ice, slush, and standing water. Travel conditions are extremely hazardous, and the Kingsport Police Department is currently responding to multiple traffic crashes. The most recent weather forecast indicates that precipitation will continue and temperatures will begin to plunge; therefore, roadway conditions are not likely to improve anytime soon. Area motorists are strongly encouraged to stay put unless travel is an absolute emergency.
RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit