TENNESSEE, USA — While many of you are waking up to rain across the area, overnight there were many roads covered in snow.
Update (9 a.m.)
Most TDOT crews are completing their work in East Tennessee and will continue to monitor routes throughout the day.
This evening, TDOT said that rain is expected to change into snow with small accumulation totals possible. TDOT crews northwest of Knox County will report for work beginning at 5 p.m. to monitor and treat routes if necessary.
Update (8 a.m.)
THP said roads in Blount and Roane counties are wet, while roads are reported to be clear in counties like Anderson, Campbell, Knox, Loudon, Monroe, and Sevier.
In Morgan County, main roads are clear but secondary roads are slick with ice and slush.
In Scott County, main roads are slushy and back roads are a solid sheet of ice.
In Union County, main roads are clear but back roads are a little icy.
There's a road closure reported on U.S. Highway 441 in the Great Smoky Mountains due to snow and ice.
Update (7 a.m.):
There are still some slick areas and slush on roads in Anderson Co., but there are no reported accidents.
Blount Co. also has some wet and slush on back roads.
In Campbell Co., there is currently one accident on Howard Baker Highway and it's still wet and slushy.
Cumberland Co. reports there is still snow on the roads but there are no issues at this time.
Meanwhile, in Fentress Co, main and secondary roads remain slick.
Hamblen Co. said roads are wet but passable but to use caution on bridges and back roads.
In Roane Co., main highways and roads are still clear, but to also be careful on back routes.
Scott Co. reports main highways are slush and the back roads are slick.
Update (5 a.m.):
Cumberland Co. said all of its roads are covered in snow about 2-3 inches, but did not report any slick roads or accidents.
Fentress Co. said its main and secondary roads are slick.
In Anderson Co., roads are slick and slushy due to the rain.
Campbell Co. reported main and secondary roads covered in about 2.5 inches of snow and slush due to the rain.
Meanwhile, in Roane Co., main roads are clear and TDOT has been treating roads all night. In parts of the county, it's raining, while in the other part it's snowing.
Update (3 a.m.):
THP said roads around Knox and Loudoun counties were wet, while other counties are slushy and slick, as the rain continues to fall.
Update (2 a.m.):
THP reported rain coming down on I-75 in Campbell County around 156 mm on Jellico Mountain which is melting the snow off the roads.
Travel is improving in that area.
All incidents have decreased to motor assist and no crashes to report at this time.
Update (1 a.m.):
The Tennessee Highway Patrol of Knoxville tweeted these picture showing the roads covered in snow around Oneida just before 1 a.m. Thursday.
TDOT said that Scott, Morgan, and Campbell counties are seeing significant snowfall of up to 3" with temperatures well below freezing. Crews are treating and plowing routes, including I-75 from Caryville to Jellico and portions of I-40 on Rockwood Mountain in Roane County.
THP responded to several crashes overnight on I-75N in Anderson and Campbell counties, as well as a temporary lane closure on I-75S due to a tractor-trailer having issues due to the slick roads.
All crashes and lanes have been reopened, as the Tennessee Department of Transportation continues to treat roads.