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Child Car Safety Seat Inspection Event

Child Car Safety Seat Inspection Event

 

Ever wonder if you child's car seat is installed properly?  Put your mind at ease.  Firefighters with the Sevierville Fire Department are holding a Child Car Safety Seat Inspection Thursday, January 17 at the Collier Drive Sub-Station in Sevierville.

SEVIER: TDOT road construction roundup

SEVIER: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

Helicopter needed to drop supplies to Mt. LeConte after massive snow

Helicopter needed to drop supplies to Mt. LeConte after massive snow

Last week's heavy snowfall in the Smoky Mountains left LeConte Lodge, in the mountains' highest peaks, running low on supplies.

Three to four feet of snow fell in the area, making it impossible for overnight guests to leave and the llama supply train to make the trek up the mountain.

Because supplies were running low, the lodge's general manager, Tim Line, got permission from the park service to allow a helicopter to airflift supplies to the lodge.

THP looking for info about fatal Sevier Co. wreck

THP looking for info about fatal Sevier Co. wreck

Investigators with the Tennessee Highway Patrol are trying to find a driver who may have witnessed a fatal accident Thursday night in Seymour.

THP says Charles L. Lawson, 31, of Sevierville, was driving north on South Old Sevierville Pike near Bell Chapel Lane around 10:10 pm when he tried to pass another vehicle, lost control, and crashed into a brick mailbox.  He died of his injuries.

Sandy leaves record snow and silver lining in Smokies

Sandy leaves record snow and silver lining in Smokies

Millions of people in the northeast spent Wednesday salvaging what is left of their homes in the wake of Hurricane Sandy.

East Tennessee was spared the brunt of the devastating storm.  The main impact in our region was record-setting snow in the higher elevations.

Superstorm Sandy brings cold temperatures to Ober Gatlinburg

Superstorm Sandy brings cold temperatures to Ober Gatlinburg

The colder weather brought in from Superstorm Sandy has helped make the man-made snow stick at Ober Gatlinburg.

Since September 21st, Ober has used a product called "snow magic" to create snow for their tubing area.

This is the first year they have used it and the staff is impressed with the more than 50,000 pounds of snow it dumps each day.

The dropping temperatures has helped make sure the snow sticks in order to open up the tubing area earlier than usual this year.

Newfound Gap Road now open in the Smokies

Newfound Gap Road now open in the Smokies

Visitors can now enjoy the winter wonderland in Newfound Gap.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park rangers reopened Highway 441 (Newfound Gap Rd.) shortly after 1 pm on Wednesday.  It has been closed since more than two feet of snow fell in the higher elevations of the Smokies this week.

The view from the top is always incredible, but now, it's even more so with all that snow.  Visitors were waiting at the gate to drive up to see the snow.