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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:

 

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Thursday: Rain moving in during the morning hours and continuing into the afternoon. Rain is then expected to change to light snow by mid-to-late afternoon as temperatures start to fall. A light accumulation or dusting is possible Thursday night with some icy or slick roads possible. Highs in the lower 40s, but falling to near freezing by evening.

Wet summer means lower electricity bills, TVA says

Wet summer means lower electricity bills, TVA says

By The Tennessean, WBIR

While heavy rain in the summer might have ruined lots of cookouts and picnics, for Tennessee electricity customers the cloudsthat brought the rain came with the proverbial silver lining.

Hydroelectric dams have been in overdrive for much of the year, producing cheap energy that has brought down energy bills across the state.

East TN watch out - prepare for messy Thanksgiving travels

East Tennesseans prepare for messy Thanksgiving travels - snow is on the way!

If you going to hit the road tomorrow, do it soon rather than later. Heavy rains with a chance of sleet will arrive Tuesday. Rain is expected to turn to snow overnight Tuesday and into Wednesday morning.

Gun season for deer opens Saturday

Gun season for deer opens Saturday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Gun season for deer opens Saturday and runs through Jan. 5.

According to the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency, hunters may harvest one antlered buck per day until the statewide bag limit of three is reached, which includes deer harvested during archery and muzzleloader seasons. An antlered buck is a buck with antlers at least three inches long.

The bag limit for antlerless deer depends on where the deer is harvested

Hawkins County forest fire a 2,000 acre uphill battle

Hawkins County forest fire a 2,000 acre uphill battle

The haze on the horizon of Hawkins County is actually an area choked with smoke from a 2,000 acre forest fire.  Crews have struggled to contain the fire for the last five days along Short Mountain near Mooresburg.

"Since last Thursday we've been on a mountain here that is inaccessible by vehicles. It's accessible by dozers due to the rocky terrain. We can't just go take a truck and put this fire out," said Gary Murrell, director of Emergency Management for Hawkins County.  "We have guys trying to cut lines by hand to keep the fire contained."