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Caution is urged as snow turns to slush and ice

10:57 AM, Jan 18, 2013   |    comments
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As most of East Tennessee woke up to a winter wonderland, drivers are began to deal with potentially dangerous road conditions.

Update 9:55 a.m.

Friday trash and recycling pick up in Knoxville is postponed to Saturday.

Update 9:24 a.m.

The Knoxville Police Department advises motorists to only exchange insurance and contact information with the other driver if they are involved in a crash without injuries.

In a press release, the KPD says roads in subdivisions and other secondary roads continue to cause problems.

In Knoxville, main roads are passable, but motorists still need to watch for ice.

The police urge drivers to use caution on bridges, overpasses, and exit and entrance ramps from the interstate.

TDOT has released a comprehensive list of road conditions by county.

WASHINGTON- No precipitation  - All Roads open.I-81 and I-26  Ice forming on Bridges and overpasses    
GRAINGER- No precipitation  . All Roads have been treated . Some slick spots. Treating bridges and overpasses.
HAMBLEM -No precipitation -All Roads have been treated .    Treating Bridges and overpasses
HANCOCK  No precipitation . ALL Roads have been treated  . some slick spots.
HAWKINS   No snow  . ALL Routes have been treated . Mountain roads still have snow.                         
COCKE--   No Snow . All roads treated .
SR 107 log mile 6-11.62 lane open trees down.
Fugate Road the Detour to  SR9 where Bridge is being replaced closed due to Flooding .
JEFFERSON -No Snow .I-40 USE CAUTION . Ice on Bridges and Over passes .
GREENE - SR 348 log mile 4.9-5.1 .Road closed   .No snow .Ice forming on bridges and overpasses
                    SR 340 log mile 10.5-10.7. Road closed  .
CAMPBELL- No precipitation; Roads DRYING. No problems
CLAIBORNE    SR 90 log mile 0.5 Road closed due to slide . No Snow : Roads  icy spots.
SCOTT       No precipitation: All roads clear. No problems.  
UNION      No precipitation : Roads have icy spots.  
ANDERSON   No precipitation. All roads wet.
.Interstate  bridges and overpasses are forming black ice and are being treated.
KNOX- No snow ..   SR 115 (Alcoa Hwy) log mile 3.6 -4.0 northbound one lane closed due to rock slide.  
  SR 131 (E. Emory Rd) log mile 13.9-14.4 road closed due to flooding
BLOUNT- SR 35 log 7.5 -7.6 one lane closed due to flooding .
All Routes Roads wet . Slick spot use caution. Treating Bridges and Overpasses.
SEVIER-  No SNOW SR35 snow covered. Treating Bridges and Overpasses. All roads passable .        
LOUDON       - No precipitation . Roads wet.    
MONROE     - No precipitation.
MORGAN     - No precipitation ,   Roads wet. Black ice is forming . Crews are treating   
ROANE      -     No Precipitation. Roads wet.

At the time of this posting, emergency dispatchers say it is too early to tell which roads will prove to be the slickest.  But 10News crews in the field say the main roads are mostly passable.  However the National Weather Service in Morristown says secondary roads and parking lots will be prone to black ice.

Since the snow has stopped, the service has been monitoring rivers above flood stage.  Those include the French Broad River near Newport.

Most school systems are closed or on a delay Friday morning.  For a complete list, click here.

10News and 10News Meteorologists will continue to monitor the weather and road conditions throughout the day.

For the latest, join Abby Ham, Russell Biven, and Mike Witcher on 10NewsToday.  We will also have updates on our Facebook page, WBIR apps, and Twitter at @wbir .


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