Snow falls in parts of East Tennessee

Snow began falling Tuesday afternoon in parts of East Tennessee and Southeast Kentucky, as

temperatures began to plunge.

The snow fall ranged from a few flurries flying around in most of Knox County to a couple of inches of snow on the ground on parts of the Cumberland Plateau and in the higher elevations of the Smoky Mountains.

They started salting roads around 7 a.m. Tuesday in the Cumberland County area. But, the Plateau's weekly snow events have forced TDOT to take some extra precautions. The department recently bought more salt for its Plateau districts would have enough to last the winter, according to Cumberland TDOT District Manager Seth Clinard.

The wintry weather caused several school systems to close or send kids home early Tuesday, especially for districts on the Cumberland Plateau and in the mountains. School officials decided to dismiss a few hours early to ensure that they could get the students home safely before the roads became icy.

Dozens of schools canceled classed for Wednesday. You can check out the complete list of closings at

Get the latest forecast on the weather page.

Local crews are out treating roads. TDOT says they will treat interstates and state highways as needed.

Viewers are sending in some beautiful pictures of snowy scenes where they live. You can share your photos on our WBIR Facebook page.

Latest report from TDOT:

Johnson: Snow, roads snow covered in some areas, are being treated .

Carter: Snow showers .Roads snow covered in mountains, others areas have patches of ice and snow , are being monitored

Sullivan: Snow on mountain ,have been treated.

Washington: Flurries, Roads are being monitored.

Unicoi: Snow in the mountains, Roads are being treated and are passible.

Greene: Light flurries; windy crews monitoring roadways.

Hamblen: Light flurries; Roads have been treated .

Hawkins: snow showers, roads being treated .

Hancock: snow showers, roads being treated .

Interstate I-81 Roads have been treated ,

Interstate I-26 Roads have been treated

I-75 ,I-640, I-140,I-40 , I-275, are all in good shape at this time.

Knox: 27 degrees, roads dry, crews are on standby.

Sevier: 22 degrees Snow , roads are being treated .

Union: 31 degrees, roads dry, crews on stand by

Anderson: 24 degrees, roads dry, crews on stand by

Cocke: Snow , 26° SR # 106, SR# 340, SR # 73 & I-40 and SR#339 are snow and ice covered and are being treated.

Grainger Snow roads are being treated. no problems at this time ., Temp. 18.

Jefferson: Snow roads are being treated but no problems to report .,Temp. 27 °

Scott – Flurries –Roads have been treated , icy spots –all routes are being treated at this time use caution.

Claiborne Flurries ,Hwy 63 icy spots crews salting roads. Use caution

Campbell – Flurries, Interstate I-75 icy spots crews treating, use caution.

SR63,297,09,and 90 icy spots crews treating use caution.

Roane: Flurries, roads are clear, crews are treating roads for icy spots as needed

Morgan: No precipitation, roads are clear, crews are treating roadways as needed

Monroe: Flurries, SR 165 to the NC line is snow covered, SR 68 light dusting, but other roads clear, crews are out and treating as needed

Loudon: Flurries, roads are clear at this time, crews are on standby to treat any icy spots as needed

Blount: Flurries, roads are clear at this time, crews are on treating roadways as needed


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