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.
- 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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
Fentress County EMA is advising the public to please stay in. There are reports of slick roads.
Patchy covering of snow on main roads. Many secondary roads remain snow covered in Morristown.
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.
Madisonville Police Department is reporting that some roads are still icy in some areas. They advise the public to be safe during morning commutes.
Roane County EMS is advising the public to avoid travel.
- 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.