February 14th , 2014 10:00 am Leave a comment

Carter Countians enact Plan B after snowstorm

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Photo by Kayla Carter
Stoney Creek resident Craig Estep road his mountain bike to the Covered Bridge Thursday.

Snow blanketed the entire county Wednesday afternoon and night, then continued to fall throughout the day on Thursday.

The blast of snow made some Carter Countians consider alternative forms of transportation on Thursday morning.

Stoney Creek resident Craig Estep made it all the way to the Covered Bridge without a vehicle.

Instead, he decided to take in the wintry scenery on his mountain bike.

“Sometimes it’s a little slippery, but it does pretty good in the snow,” Estep said about his bike.

Because she doesn’t live far from work, Stacy Peters, who is the Elizabethton Police Department records clerk, said she decided to lace up her snow boots and walk to the office.

“I don’t drive in the snow,” she said. “That’s why I decided to walk.”

Peters made it half way to work on foot before an EPD patrolman gave her a ride the rest of the way.

“I made it almost to Harold McCormick before they picked me up,” she said.

However, there were not many places for those brave Carter County residents to go. Many Elizabethton shops were closed because travel on the roadways was not advised.

The Carter County Sheriff’s Office was also closed along with the Carter County Courthouse. Juvenile court was held briefly before it was dismissed, but General Sessions was canceled.

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