ANTIOCH, Tenn. (WKRN) — Antioch was eerily quiet Tuesday following a number of inches of snowfall and bitterly chilly temperatures.
The snow and ice on the roadway not solely triggered issues for some drivers on the streets but additionally for some pedestrians trying to stroll from enterprise to enterprise looking for meals or one thing to do.
Taorious Drew, who was strolling round Antioch Tuesday, was compelled to stroll on the street as a result of the sidewalks had been blocked with snow from individuals clearing the roadways.
“It sort of feels unsafe as a result of I’ve seen everyone fishtailing and sliding and doing all that yesterday, so it was form of spooky,” Drew stated. “I do know it’s going to be like that for a number of days on that sidewalk. That brown snow is nasty.”
Drew advised Information 2 that he and a bunch of others had been having a tough time discovering open companies.
“You actually don’t know who’s open. Simply come out right here on a wing and a prayer,” Drew stated. “It’s slightly tiring, however hopefully they obtained what I would like up in right here.”
The few companies that did courageous the chilly and opened their doorways weren’t certain what number of prospects to anticipate.
“We had been closed yesterday, so we’re making an attempt to open at present as a result of lots of people don’t have a spot to eat so at the least we’re right here, open at present; and we are going to see if individuals at the least come for to-go orders or dine in right here on the restaurant,” stated Lourdes Chavez, proprietor and basic supervisor of Casa Fiesta.
Chavez advised Information 2 she needed to drive a few of her workers to work Tuesday morning as a result of their neighborhoods weren’t plowed. A crew spent greater than 4 hours clearing Casa Fiesta’s parking zone to arrange for patrons.
At High Chop Barbershop, store supervisor, Mac anticipated having some purchasers regardless of the poor highway situations.
“Many of the barbers are self-employed, so it’s rather a lot for us to attempt to handle these days as a result of we’re mainly open 365, so a break day hurts our backside line for that week,” Mac stated.
Nevertheless, Mac is assured a whole lot of purchasers who stayed residence because of the climate will come get haircuts over the weekend.
“On this enterprise, due to the gradual days, we will certainly make it up on the weekend earlier than faculty begins again up,” Mac stated.
Some companies advised Information 2 they plan to take issues day-by-day when figuring out their hours of operation.