Updated report on conditions across East Tennessee as an arctic blast arrives.

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The following is a regularly-updated report on conditions across East Tennessee as an arctic blast arrives.

District 17

All counties (Hancock, Hawkins, Hamblen, Greene, Washington, Unicoi, Sullivan, Carter and Johnson) have a dusting to 1" except the mountains which have 1"-2" inches. No roadway issues anywhere in the district. Light snow blowing with somewhat heavier snow in the mountain areas. Crews are treating roadways.

District 18

Knox, Union, Anderson: All roads have been treated. Roads wet.

Sevier: State routes 73, 416, and 454 are snow covered. All roads are being treated.

Cocke, Grainger: Snowing , All roads snow and ice covered crews are treating.16 degrees, All roads passable

Jefferson: Snowing, Roads snow and ice covered roads being treated , use caution. 19 degrees , county wide advisory patches of snow and ice.

Snow fall totals: 2-4 inches outside of pavement.

District 19

Campbell: Snowing, 10 degrees, all routes have slick spots but crews are treating roadways as needed
I-75 Jellico Mountain Snowing, patches of ice, treating roadways as needed.

Claiborne: Snowing, 13 degrees, all routes snow covered but crews are treating roadways as needed

Blount: No precipitation at this time, 6 degrees, routes are dry and all crews are treating roadways as needed

Loudon: No precipitation at this time, 14 degrees, roads are dry, all crews are treating roadways as needed

Monroe: No precipitation at this time, 15 degrees, roads wet but drying, all crews are on their routes treating roadways as needed
Estimated to have 1 ½" of snowfall in the valley with more on the mountain (SR165)

Morgan: Flurries, 11 degrees, possible patches of snow and ice on road but all crews are on their routes treating roadways as needed

Roane: Flurries, roads wet with few slick spots, all crews are on their routes treating roadways as needed but 1-40 Rockwood Mountain has icy patches use caution.

Scott: No precipitation , 10 degrees, roads have icy spots but crews are on their routes treating roadways as needed

9am TDOT Update

District 17

All counties (Hancock, Hawkins, Hamblen, Greene, Washington, Unicoi, Sullivan, Carter and Johnson) have a dusting to 1" except the mountains which have 1"-2" inches. No roadway issues anywhere in the district. Light snow blowing with somewhat heavier snow in the mountain areas.

District 18

Knox, Union, Anderson: All roads have been treated. Roads wet.

Sevier: State routes 73, 416,and 454 are snow covered. All roads are being treated.

Cocke, Grainger: All roads have been treated.

Jefferson: Roads have been treated, county wide advisory patches of snow and ice.

Current weather conditions: Light snow area wide.

Snow fall totals: 1-2 inches outside of pavement.

District 19

Campbell: Snowing, 16 degrees, all routes have slick spots but crews are treating roadways as needed

Estimated to have 3" of snowfall

Claiborne: Snowing, 18 degrees, all routes snow covered but crews are treating roadways as needed

Estimated to have 2 ½ " of snowfall

Blount: No precipitation at this time, 6 degrees, routes are dry and all crews are treating roadways as needed

Estimated to have 1" of snowfall

Loudon: No precipitation at this time, 18 degrees, roads are dry, all crews are treating roadways as needed

Estimated to have ½ " of snowfall

Monroe: No precipitation at this time, 19 degrees, roads wet but drying, all crews are on their routes treating roadways as needed

Estimated to have 1 ½ " of snowfall in the valley with more on the mountain (SR165)

Morgan:Flurries, 15 degrees, possible patches of snow and ice on road but all crews are on their routes treating roadways as needed

Estimated to have 2" of snowfall

Roane: Flurries, roads wet with few slick spots, all crews are on their routes treating roadways as needed

Estimated to have less than ½ " of snowfall

Scott: Snowing, 14 degrees, all routes snow covered but crews are on their routes treating roadways as needed

Estimated to have 3" of snowfall

7:30am

Anderson Co- Little bit of ice off of Andersonville Road and some in Oliver Springs.

Bell KY- Some side roads slick, but the main roads are clear for the most part.

Blount Co- No problems so far. Ice reported but no wrecks currently.

Campbell Co- Everything white. No reports of accidents currently.

Claiborne Co- Ice with snow on top, back roads slick, main roads icy spot but crews working on them.

Cocke Co- Not too bad.

Cumberland Co- Roads still bad, telling folks to stay in if they can, if not use extreme caution.

Fentress Co- Roads are bad. No reports of accident, crews working roads. Also water main break near the courthouse. Crews been working on that since about midnight.

Grainger Co- Main roads are fine. Some slick spots on 92 but mostly clear. No reports of accidents.

Greene Co- Roads are okay. Water main break on 400 W. Main about 6:20.

Hamblen Co- Nothing going on. A few icy spots, but nothing dramatic.

Harlan KY- Roads still bad. No accidents though.

Jefferson Co- Most roads clear, few spots on the back roads that are 'hit and miss'.

Knox KY-Light flurries, roads still in pretty good shape.

Loudon Co- No reports of anything, roads in pretty good shape.

McCreary KY- Roads are covered. Main street covered. 2 non-injury accidents

McMinn Co- Roads are in decent shape. Some slick spots here and there.

Monroe Co- Roads are in good shape. The dispatchers are ready to come after Witcher if he doesn't start predicting warmer weather.

Morgan Co- Still snow and ice covered and slick, no reports of accidents though.

Roane Co- All quiet. Telling drivers to proceed with caution and look for black ice. Main roads are mostly clear.

Scott Co- Roads are still pretty slick. TDOT working the roads but the conditions deteriorate about as quickly as they get them treated. Still snowing, about 3 inches so far.

Sevier Co- Back roads bad, main roads good except Chapman Hwy around Zion Road.

Union Co- Roads are slick, but no one is moving so no accident reports so far.

Whitley KY- No reports of any accidents.

6:00am

Here are the latest road conditions across the region as of 6:00 a.m. as reported by TDOT:

DISTRICT 17

Johnson: Snow, roads wet, 27 and roads being treated

Sullivan: Snow mix, roads wet, 26, roads being treated

Carter: Snow, roads wet, 27, roads being treated, mountain roads covered.

Washington: Snow, roads wet, 27, roads being treated

Unicoi: Snow, roads wet, 27, roads being treated

Greene: 32* Temp; Clear roads at this time, Snowing and crews are treating roadway

Hamblen: 31* Air Temp; 28* Road Temp; Roads are wet, ice forming; crews are treating

Hawkins: 30* Air temp; Wet Roads; snowing heavy; crews are treating roadway

Hancock: 30* Air temp; Wet Roads ; crews treating roadway

Interstate I-81: Snow, road being treated

Interstate I-26: Snow, road being treated

DISTRICT 18

Cocke: Light snow, roads wet, 28 degrees Roads are being treated, SR # 32 0-12 has approx. 1 and ½ inch snow

Grainger: Snow, roads wet, 27 degrees, treating roads, SR # 32 has icy spots

Jefferson: No precip , roads wet, 26 ° Roads have been treated

Knox: INTERSTATES I-75 , I-640 ,I-40, , I-275 , Roads are wet , Temps mid 20's

Knox: No precip, mid 20's, roads have been treated

Sevier: Snow, Roads wet, low 30's degrees, roads being treated

Union: Flurries low 20's, roads being treated

Anderson: Flurries , low 20's, roads being treated

DISTRICT 19:

Roane: Flurries , roads are treated. 20 degrees

Blount: Roads wet, treated.

Monroe: Flurries roads wet and treated. 26 degrees

Morgan: Flurries, roads have slick spots being treated. 19 degrees

Loudon: Flurries roads drying, roads have been treated. 26 degrees.

Campbell: 15 degrees – snowing – patches of snow & ice – crews are still treating roadway

Claiborne: 22 degrees – snowing – patches of snow & ice – crews are still treating roadway

Scott: 20 degrees – snowing – roads covered – crews are treating roadway.


5:30am

The WBIR closings and delays list has exceeded 100 updates.

Main roads in the Knoxville area are currently in good shape.

4:00am

Current temperatures: Knoxville 27, Oak Ridge 24, Crossville 15.

Wind chill: Knoxville 15, Oak Ridge 14, Crossville 1.

3:00am

County dispatch reports:

Anderson Co- Strader Road snow covered, other icy spots in the county but nothing widespread.

Bell Ky- Snow has quit, roads in decent shape, no accidents reported.

Blount Co- Roads starting to get slick, especially in the mountains.

Campbell Co- Back roads are bad.

Claiborne Co- Roads slick and snow covered.

Cocke Co- Just starting to snow, no road problems yet.

Cumberland Co- Roads are all bad.

Fentress Co- Roads are slick, but crews are out treating. Several non-injury accidents reported earlier.

Grainger Co- Snow covered roads.

Greene Co- Just starting to snow. No reports of slick roads yet.

Hamblen Co- Snow covered grass, not laying on roads yet.

Harlan KY- Roads slick.

Knox Co- Roads are in good shape so far.

Knox KY- Starting to stick to roads, no reports of accidents.

Loudon Co- Snow gone but roads and parking lots slick. No accidents to report.

McCreary KY- Salt trucks are out, no accident reports, main roads covered.

McMinn Co- Everything seems to be fine, few trees down earlier, but cleaned up. No slick roads yet.

Monroe Co- No reports of any slick roads, snowfall over.

Morgan Co- Some slick roads. Snow covered. No reports of accidents yet.

Roane Co- No reports of anything bad, temps are still dropping though.

Scott Co- Roads are slick, TDOT working main roads, no accident reports yet.

Sevier Co- Snowing. No reports of any road problems yet.

Union Co- Roads are starting to get slick. No reports of accidents yet.

Whitley KY- No reports of any problems.

2:30am

TDOT reports across East Tennessee:

Hamblen Co. - Light snow, trucks on routes.

Hancock Co. - Light snow, trucks on routes.

Cocke Co. - Wintry mix, treating routes.

Grainger Co. - Snowing hard, treating routes.

Jefferson Co. - Wintry mix, treating routes.

Knox Co. - Snowing, roads wet, being treated.

Sevier Co. - Roads wet, crews on routes.

Union Co. - Snowing, roads being treated.

Anderson Co. - Snowing, roads being treated.

Roane Co. - Roads snow covered in places, being treated.

Morgan Co. - Roads snow covered, being treated.

Monroe Co. - Roads snow covered in places, being treated.

Loudon Co. - Roads wet, being treated.

Blount Co. - Roads wet, being treated.

Campbell Co. - I-75 and other roads snow and ice covered, being treated.

Scott Co. - Snow and ice in spots, crews treating.

Claiborne Co. - Roads in good shape, being treated.

1:15am

TDOT reports patches of snow and ice on I-40 from Rockwood Mountain to the west across the Plateau.

12:55am

TDOT reports I-75 is "extremely hazardous" between Lake City and Jellico.

11:55pm

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett reports snow is beginning to fall in the Choto Road area of deep West Knox County.

11:30pm

KUB reporting close to 2,800 outages in the West Hills area of West Knoxville.

10:50pm

THP reports snow is coming down on Jellico Mountain on I-75 in Campbell County. The Scott County Sheriff's office also reports snow on the ground in places around the county.

10:10pm

Snow started falling in Crossville on the Cumberland Plateau.

9:30pm

City of Knoxville crews are expected to hit the streets with salt trucks around 10:00pm.

9:15pm

Dozens of schools and other organizations have reported cancellations for Monday. Get the full WBIR Schools Closings list by clicking here.

9:00pm

The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has declared a state of emergency due to the statewide weather conditions.

The following is information from TEMA:

The State Emergency Operations Center set its activation at Level III-State of Emergency at 6 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 5, 2014.

The latest updates from National Weather Service offices across Tennessee indicate:

Rain changing to snow with rapidly falling temps

1 inch to 2 inches of snow possible, with locally heavier amountsFlash freezing possible, making roadways slick this evening into Monday

Bitterly cold temperatures and wind chills Sunday night to Monday night (coldest since 1994)

Temperatures will not get above freezing until Wednesday night

Wintry mix possible Thursday morning, then showers, near normal temps into the weekend

Travelling is discouraged given the potential for slick road conditions with possible flash freezing as temperatures fall rapidly. If travelling is absolutely necessary, call 511 for road conditions and be sure someone knows where you are going and when you arrive. If you are stranded, call *THP (*847) to be connected to the closest Tennessee Highway Patrol dispatch office to your location.

OTHER PREPAREDNESS MEASURES ADVISED

Check your home emergency kit now to make sure you have extra blankets, warm clothing, heavy boots, flashlights, extra batteries and first aid supplies.Have sufficient heating fuel in case you become isolated in your home and regular fuel sources are cut off.

Store a good supply of dry, seasoned wood for your fireplace or wood-burning stove.If the pipes freeze, remove any insulation or layers of newspapers and wrap pipes in rags. Completely open all faucets and pour hot water over the pipes, starting where they were most exposed to the cold (or where the cold was most likely to penetrate).

Maintain ventilation when using kerosene heaters to avoid build-up of toxic fumes. Refuel kerosene heaters outside and keep them at least three feet from flammable objects.

If you do go outside, watch for signs of frostbite (loss of feeling and white or pale appearance in extremities) and hypothermia (uncontrollable shivering, memory loss, disorientation, incoherence, slurred speech, drowsiness, and apparent exhaustion). Seek warm shelter and medical treatment immediately for frostbite and hypothermia symptoms.

PETS & LIVESTOCK

Bring pets and companion animals inside during winter weather. No pet should be left outside for long periods of time in below-freezing weather.

If you are unable to shelter inside during cold weather, provide your pet with a warm, solid shelter against wind. Make sure that they have unlimited access to fresh, non-frozen water by changing the water frequently or using a pet-safe, heated water bowl.

Shelter livestock for extra protection against the cold, if possible. If a constructed shelter is not available, make use of natural areas of protection such as wooded lots and ravines. Livestock instinctively seek out these natural areas anyway so making feed and water available in these areas will help.

Enduring extremely cold temperatures requires extra energy, so most importantly; make sure livestock have access to plenty of fresh hay, feed and water. If utilizing surface water sources, periodically break ice on ponds, lakes and stream sides to ensure livestock have access to clean, fresh water.

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