Road conditions improving, but drivers should use caution

Leslie Ackerson checks road conditions in Sevier County

As the day has progressed, road conditions have steadily improved across East Tennessee.

Main roads particularly are clear and traffic is moving normally.

Secondary and neighborhood road are kind of hit and miss, it depends on where you are. The best advice is to use caution and watch for icy spots.

With temperatures dropping Tuesday night, there is a chance of some refreezing.

Noon update

Anderson: No outages to report. Main roads are clear, and secondary roads are slippery.

Bell Co., Ky.: No accidents to report. Main roads are clear. Crews are currently working on secondary roads.

Blount: All roads are snow covered and slick, especially Highway 321. Dispatch said people shouldn't drive if possible.

Campbell: Roads are covered with snow. No wrecks to report.

Claiborne: Roadss are covered with snow. Crews are working to clear the roadways.

Cocke: Reports of 2 to 3 inches. Crews are treating the roads, but conditions are making progress difficult. A few vehicles have slid off I-40, but no reports of injuries. Dispatch said people shouldn't drive if possible.

Cumberland: Just flurries as of 6:30 a.m. Many still without power. A tractor trailer overturned on I-40 E between mile maker 330 and 332. The accident was reported at 9 a.m. Crews are expected to clear the accident by 2 p.m. (CT). The left eastbound lane is blocked.

Fentress: Many are still without power, but no significant snowfall. Main roads are passable, but watch out for black ice. Many back roads are still not passable.

Grainger: Reports of 2 to 2.5 inches of snowfall. Officials are advising people to stay off the roads. All roads are unsafe.

Greene: All roads are passable. No accidents to report.

Hamblen: All the county is covered in snow. If you don't have to drive, please don't. Several cars have slid off embankments, but there are no injuries.

Harlan, Ky.: Snow accumulations up to 1 inch. Traffic is slow, but no wrecks at this point. Roads are completely covered in slush.

Jefferson: All roads are covered in snow and very slick. A lot of vehicles are off on the sides of roads, both main and secondary roadways. People should stay home, according to dispatch.

Knox: Snow has blanketed much of the valley, creating slick and dangerous conditions on the roadways. There were reports of vehicles sliding off all major interstates, but conditions are improving there. Back roads are hazardous. TDOT still urging people to stay of the roads if possible.

Knox County Sheriff's Office is responding to emergencies only. In cases of wrecks without injuries, drivers should exchange information.

Knox, Ky.: Road conditions are good.

Loudon: Officials are advising people to stay off the roads because of the conditions. Vehicles are sliding off the roads, and crews are towing disabled vehicles. If your vehicle becomes disabled, called wrecker services.

McCreary, Ky.: Road conditions are good.

McMinn: The rest of the roads are back and officials are urging everyone to stay home. Officials said back roads are bad. Crews have salted the roads, which are now very slushy.

Monroe: Roads are covered in snow and are slick. Reports of vehicles sliding off the roads.

Morgan: Roads are in very bad condition. Officials are urging everyone to stay home.

Roane: Roads are covered in snow. The previous snowfall is causing issues on back roads, but main roads are passable.

Scott: Did not see much snowfall Tuesday morning, but previous snowfall is still causing issues on back roads. Main roads are okay.

Sevier: Roads are dangerous and slick. Officials are urging people not to drive. A few minor wrecks, but no injuries reported. Mountainous areas are the worst. Plows and salt trucks are treating the roads.

Union: Roads are covered in snow. Most people are staying off the roads, but dispatch reports several wrecks with no injuries.

Whitley: Not many drivers have ventured on the roadways, but roads are covered in snow. I-75 somewhat clear, but main and secondary roads are still snow covered.

Tennessee Highway Patrol: THP said crews are answering all calls. If officials get multiple calls for a crash with injury, THP will give that accident precedence over crashes without injuries. Extra troopers are on the roads, and many of them are working on overtime.

To the south of our viewing area:

Chattanooga is getting a lot of snow. Upper Georgia is getting the brunt of the storm.


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