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Road crews continue to treat roads

Road crews continue to treat roads

The following is a regularly-updated report on conditions across East Tennessee as an arctic blast arrives.

District 17

All counties (Hancock, Hawkins, Hamblen, Greene, Washington, Unicoi, Sullivan, Carter and Johnson) have a dusting to 1" except the mountains which have 1"-2" inches. No roadway issues anywhere in the district. Light snow blowing with somewhat heavier snow in the mountain areas. Crews are treating roadways.

District 18

Visitors enjoy snow in the Smoky Mountains

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The Sugarland's Visitors Center in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park was busy Friday as many came to enjoy the snow.

Many visitors from Florida, Alabama and Georgia say they rarely see snow, and when they do it's never like this.

3 SC men rescued from Smokies after frigid night

The three were taken to Asheville's Mission Hospital early this afternoon. Responding rangers had stabilized the men in the field with dry clothing, sleeping bags, and shelter. They were treated for hypothermia and possible frostbite. All three were very weak and could not walk.

Weather clears out Friday, but back by Sunday

The bad weather and snow that hit East Tennessee and Kentucky has moved out for the most part, with a high pressure system bringing plenty of sunshine. The temperatures will stay cool early today, but will rise throughout the day and into Saturday. Another cold front late Saturday into Sunday will bring more precipitation, either as rain or snow, much like what we saw Thursday night.

Round up of area road conditions

As East Tennessee and southern Kentucky woke up to a dusting of snow and a coat of ice on car windshields, area dispatchers shared with 10News reports of road conditions in their respective counties. A reminder, always use caution on the roads in cold conditions.

Here is an up-to-date list as of 8:36 a.m. courtesy TDOT:

East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

Update 8:43 a.m.

Snow and ice covered mainly secondary roads Friday morning. Crews had worked into the night covering main roads and highways with salt.

The following is a list of East Tennessee and southern Kentucky counties with respective road conditions. This list will be updated throughout the morning.

Here is an up-to-date list as of 8:36 a.m. courtesy TDOT:

 

Ober Gatlinburg enjoying natural snow

It started snowing at Ober Gatlinburg on Thursday around 3 p.m.

Ober Gatlinburg Winter Sports Director John Cossaboom said before this round of snow, the resort had only accumulated about two inches all season.

"When it first started to snow there was a cheer that rose up from all of the people who are here because they were happy they were finally going to get a chance to see real snow," Cossaboom said.

Many of the visitors this week came from parts of Florida.