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Snow flurries blanket East Tennessee

12:10 PM, Mar 6, 2013   |    comments
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Snow blanketed much of East Tennessee Wednesday morning closing many school systems and delaying others.

A full list of school closings can be found on wbir.com.

10News Meteorologist Mike Witcher says the morning snow showers should taper to flurries by afternoon.  He also says it will be a windy and cold day with highs only near 40 degrees.

As of 8:00 a.m., TDOT was still treating roads in East Tennessee.  In Sevier County, a TDOT spokesman says state routes 35, 73, 339, 416, 454 are snow covered.  They urged drivers to use caution.

The TDOT report also said interstates 1-40 ,I-140, I-275, I-640,  I-75 were wet, but traffic was moving with no problems.

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Windy and cold conditions are expected overnight, and light snow showers are likely.

The valley may see snow accumulations ranging from a dusting up to an inch in some places overnight and continuing into Wednesday morning.

The plateau may get between one and three inches of snow.

Snow is expected to taper off early Wednesday afternoon for the valley and plateau, but continue into Wednesday evening in the mountains, which may get between four and eight inches of snow.

The entire viewing area is expected to be windy and cold Wednesday with temperatures struggling to get out of the 30s.

A wind advisory is in effect until 4 p.m. Wednesday for the area, and a winter weather advisory in in effect on the plateau through midnight Wednesday.

A winter storm warning is in effect in the mountains through 6 a.m. Thursday.

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