On the eve of a large winter storm that has the potential to drop inches of snow in East Tennessee, travel problems are already popping up for some in Knoxville, and the Red Cross is helping dozens of stranded travelers.

Tuesday, the Red Cross delivered blankets and served food to travelers at the Greyhound bus station in Downtown Knoxville.

Volunteers said they may provide breakfast Wednesday and any other help as long as it's needed.

"This is not something they were planning. With the weather and the uncertainties overnight, we wanted to do what we could for them," said Benjamin Prijatel, Red Cross communications director.

The Red Cross says it will work alongside emergency crews during the expected snow storm. Volunteers will be ready to open shelters in case there are any major power outages or accidents.

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