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Men rescue victim in burning car on I-75

The quick actions of two men are the reason someone else is alive.

Greg Horton of Knoxville and Henry Headrick of Seymour were traveling for work on Wednesday when they noticed a burning vehicle on I-75 North, near Jellico.

"We could see the smoke from a distance and there was a bunch of cars in front of us and I thought the woods were on fire but as we got closer we could see it was a car," Headrick explained.

'Major' power failure at Ober Gatlinburg

County by county update of road conditions

Throughout East Tennessee, most counties are saying the main roads are clear but the secondary and back roads are slippery. Overall, the general consensus is still if you don't absolutely need to leave your home, you should just stay in.

Here's a county by county update of road conditions as of around 4:30 p.m.

Anderson- Back roads icy, main roads clear.

Bell- Main roads clear, back roads icy.

Campbell- Roads looking pretty clear, no accidents, but still use caution.

Claiborne- Main roads watching for refreezing. Back roads hazardous.

How are the roads in your county?

How are the roads in your county?

 

Anderson County

Update 1:00 p.m. TDOT- Rain. Patches of ice. Roads being treated . Temps 20's

Update 11:00 a.m. TDOT-  Rain. Patches of ice. Roads being treated . Temps 20's

Bell County

Dispatchers say there is no sign of ice but the roads are extremely slick.  They have not had any major wrecks.

Blount County

Officials still don't know when Newfound Gap Rd. will reopen after landslide

Work should begin this week to repair a huge landslide that has taken out a huge chunk of Newfound Gap Road (U.S. 441) in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but officials still aren't sure when the road will reopen.

The slide happened January 16, when approximately 90,000 cubic yards of dirt, rock and roadway crashed 45-50 feet down the side of the mountain.   It took a chunk out of the roadway the size of a football field.

DA asked to investigate Pigeon Forge liquor vote

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (AP) -- The Sevier County Election Commission has voted to ask the district attorney's office to investigate people who improperly cast ballots in a problematic liquor-by-the-drink referendum.

Commissioners made the decision Thursday after earlier attributing voting mistakes to poll worker confusion. The referendum came on the same day as the general election, which produced the largest turnout ever in the county.  Nearly 300 people who did not live in Pigeon Forge were allowed to vote on the liquor issue.

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