Tennessee Department of Transportation reporting patches of snow, ice

Icy President's Day for those across East Tennessee

PHOTO: I-75 at MM138 in Campbell County (THP)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) – The latest on road conditions throughout East Tennessee:

Read more: WATE 6 Storm Team forecast

5:04 a.m.

WATE is out on the roads. Ice is a big concern this morning. Freezing rain is falling throughout the area. Tennessee Department of Transportation reported crashes on I-40 and I-75.

3:45 a.m.

Tennessee Department of Transportation reported patches of snow and ice in Morgan, Scott, Campbell, Anderson. Union, Claiborne, Hamblen, Hancock, Hawkins and Green counties.

9:23 p.m.

Tennessee Department of Transportation says snow has slacked off. Interstates in Upper East Tennessee are passable, but in poor condition. All earlier incidents on Interstate 75 in Campbell County have been cleared. Some remain on Interstate 81 in Greene County. Crews are still working to plow and treat roadways throughout the region.

8:52 p.m.

Tennessee Highway Patrol says Interstate 75 in Campbell County has greatly improved, thanks to the hard work of TDOT crews. Secondary roads are still icy, so they advise extreme caution.

First Baptist Church has been set up as an emergency shelter for anyone who needs it.

8 p.m.

Morristown police say Andrew Johnson Highway and 25E are passable, but please to use an alternate route for Highway 160, which is icy. Secondary routes are also icy.

6:55 p.m.

Tennessee Department of Transportation says there are several minor accidents on Interstate 75 in Campbell County and Interstate 81 in Hamblen and Greene counties.

Snow is falling throughout the region. Traffic is moving, but slowly in areas with heavier snow.

5:30 p.m.

Roads are snow covered in LaFollette dispatch said they have had lots of accidents towards Jellico. WATE 6 Storm Team Meteorologist Ken Weathers said that area has received snow over the last few hours.

4:48 p.m.

Heavy snow being reported in Campbell and Scott Counties at this time, with light flurries in the Southern Counties.

Multiple incidents on I-81 in Hamblen and Greene counties, according to TDOT. Crews are out attempted to help who they can.

No precipitation in Anderson, Cocke, Jefferson, Knox, Sevier and Union counties. Grainger County is seeing some snow fall, but crews are out treating the road.

4:00 p.m.

Campbell County Sheriff’s office is updating on an emergency snow plan.

Morristown said they have no emergency plan in place, but they have had several accidents on the interstate. Reports from Carryville, Maynardville, Jellico and Scott County show low visibility on the roads and icy conditions.

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2:30 p.m.

Tennessee Department of Transportation crews are treating roads across East Tennessee ahead of an expected 2-4 inches of snow expected to blanket the area by Monday morning.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said heavy snow is coming down on Interstate 75, causing low visibility north of the 128 mile mark from North Anderson County to the Kentucky line. Mark Nagi, with TDOT, said most trucks are on standby throughout East Tennessee.

Roads are generally in condition, but conditions are expected to deteriorate quickly. Sign up for push alerts from the WATE 6 On Your Side news app for updates.

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