With rising temperatures, most roads in East Tennessee are wet but not icy.

Still, drive cautiously just in case, especially on bridges and overpasses.

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A mix of sleet, freezing rain, and rain is falling across East Tennessee Monday morning. Some icy roads are reported around the area.

TRAFFIC: Check out the WBIR traffic map for road conditions

Conditions should continue to improve into the afternoon once we start to warm up but it's a slow process, especially in the valley.

If you have to get out, be cautious. Slow down and leave plenty of space between you and the vehicle in front of you

The TDOT traffic map is a good resource for checking the status of the roads in y

our area. As of 9:45 p.m, there are reports of slick roads on many area interstates and state routes, including all around Knox County.

KAT is operating on snow routes starting at 10 a.m.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office has said it is only responding to emergencies at this time.

"If you're involved in a non-injury wreck, please exchange information with the other driver. We advise everyone to stay off the roads if possible."

In Knoxville, there are several reports of crashes along Alcoa Highway, in downtown Knoxville, and the ramp from Papermill to I-40E is closed because off a crash.

By the time we get to the evening rush, we shouldn't be worrying about icy roads but the cold showers will continue into the early overnight timeframe so roads will then be slick from the rain.

The good news is that we don't anticipate any re-freezing overnight since temperatures should stay above 32° in most locations.