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East Tennessee roads impacted by wintry weather; potential for icy conditions remains into Tuesday

East Tennessee received a mixture of rain, sleet and snow this weekend. Here are the latest road conditions.

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Snow has moved out of East Tennessee, but the potential for slick and icy roads will remain into Tuesday morning due to frigid weather.

Road crews caution people to be very careful when driving, particularly on back roads, outlet roads, as well as bridges and overpasses where the potential for ice is highest.

Several school systems across the area announced closures for Tuesday due to the unsafe road conditions. You can find the latest list at the link below.

Latest School Closings/Delays

Knox County

  • Road conditions are slick, but accessible for most of Knox County. The snow will taper off overnight, but icy conditions will remain a concern heading into Monday morning.
  • I-75 in Knox County has become slick, and turns treacherous further north in Anderson and Campbell counties into Kentucky. TDOT is asking people to stay off I-75 if possible.

Bell County, KY

Rain will be transitioning to snow this evening as temperatures continue to fall. Road conditions may deteriorate...

Posted by Bell County Emergency Management on Sunday, January 16, 2022

Blount County

Blount County Sheriff's Office is reporting less than ideal road conditions. Advising the public to stay off the roads unless they must absolutely travel. They are advising travelers to use extreme caution.

Campbell County

  • I-75 was "extremely hazardous" throughout Campbell County from Rocky Top into Corbin, Kentucky Sunday due to wintery conditions, according to TDOT. The interstate had to be closed temporarily several times due to snow-covered roads and slick conditions stopping vehicles from ascending hills in the area. 
  • TDOT said travel on I-75 is not advised until conditions clear. Plow crews are doing rounds to clear snow off the interstate, but TDOT said it's important vehicles stay off the roads so they can do their job.
  • As of 11 a.m. Monday, TDOT said crews continue to plow and salt I-75 between Anderson County and the Kentucky state line. Conditions have improved, but drivers should continue to use caution.

RELATED: Above and Beyond: An Anderson Co. trooper and his shovel saved the day 14 times on snow-covered I-75

Cumberland County

  • Patches of snow and ice are reported all across I-40 in the county, and travel is not advised.
  • Multiple car crashes on I-40 due to slick roads. 
  • A tractor trailer jackknifed on I-40 East near mile marker 323, blocking off all lanes. The fuel tank had ruptured, and some of the fuel had leaked out onto the highway. All lanes have been cleared and is currently open.
  • Backroads are snow covered
  • Cumberland Co. dispatch advises drivers to stay off the roads if travel is not necessary.  

1/16/2022 10:07 p.m. ...Patchy Black Ice Expected after Midnight... After today`s snowfall, many roads are wet, slushy...

Posted by Crossville/Cumberland County Emergency Management Agency on Sunday, January 16, 2022

Claiborne County

.WINTER STORM WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 4 AM SUNDAY TO 7 AM EST MONDAY... * WHAT...Heavy snow expected. Total snow...

Posted by Claiborne County Office of Emergency Management Homeland Security on Saturday, January 15, 2022

Fentress County

Fentress County EMA is advising the public to please stay in. There are reports of slick roads. 

Hamblen County

Patchy covering of snow on main roads. Many secondary roads remain snow covered in Morristown. 

Jefferson County

Jefferson County dispatch is advising the public to stay weather aware today. Temperature fell overnight and roadways can be slick with possible black ice. 

McCreary County, KY

  • East Highway 92, West Highway 92, and U.S. 27 reports of slick roads.

Monroe County

Madisonville Police Department is reporting that some roads are still icy in some areas. They advise the public to be safe during morning commutes. 

Morgan County

Hwy 27 is back open. Roads throughout the county are hazardous & with the freezing temps they will not improve over...

Posted by Morgan County -TN - Emergency Management & Homeland Security on Sunday, January 16, 2022

Roane County

We are starting to see a deterioration of road conditions due to increased snowfall. We currently have crews out salting primary roads and hills first. Please use great caution when traveling.

Posted by Kingston Public Works Department, Kingston,TN on Sunday, January 16, 2022

Roane County EMS is advising the public to avoid travel. 

Sevier County

Closed Roads

  • U.S. Hwy 411/Newfound Gap Road from Gatlinburg to Cherokee, North Carolina
  • Little River Road is closed from the Sugarland Visitor Center to the Townsend Wye  
  • Cades Cove Loop Road
  • Laurel Creek Road
  • Cherokee Orchard Road at the park bound

Sevier County Emergency Management Agency is advising the public to delay travels on Monday morning.