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UNION: TDOT road construction roundup

UNION: TDOT road construction roundup

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

Thin line between Sandy rain and snow keeps road crews busy

Thin line between Sandy rain and snow keeps road crews busy

The potential for piles of snow in the higher elevations of East Tennessee from Superstorm Sandy kept road crews busy Tuesday.  That includes Cocke County where the highway department maintains 700 miles of roads, many of which are in mountainous areas.

Nearly a dozen flights cancelled at McGhee Tyson Airport

Nearly a dozen flights cancelled at McGhee Tyson Airport

Superstorm Sandy is causing flight delays and cancellations throughout the country.

So far, more than 15,000 flights have been cancelled and in Knoxville, we are seeing the effects.

Robin Vanleigh is sort of lucky, "I'm going from here to Chicago to Phoenix."

She's not headed to the Northeast, but she's still worried about her flight plan.

"So far, everything is on time, but since I am flying into Chicago and Sandy is making her way closer and closer, I am getting a little concerned that I might get stuck there," explained Robin.

80 year old invents anti-texting device

80 year old invents anti-texting device

A Claiborne County man has come up with an invention to make it easier to resist the temptation to text behind the wheel.

He and his wife Cledis will celebrate 60 years of marriage next month.

"My wife and I, she raised the kids and I raised the churches you know," Claude Chumley said.

He is a semi-retired baptist preacher living in New Tazewell. He served during the Korean War, later survived cancer, and then prayed for direction.

CLAIBORNE: TDOT road construction roundup

CLAIBORNE: TDOT road construction roundup

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

 

CLAIBORNE COUNTY, SR 63 Resurfacing: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures with flaggers present and use extreme caution through this resurfacing project.

h this intersection improvement project. Motorists should expect potential delays and use caution in this area.

GRAINGER: TDOT road construction roundup

GRAINGER: TDOT road construction roundup

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

 

GRAINGER COUNTY, SR 92 Bridge over Richland Creek at Log Mile 9.14: Motorists should be alert for a lane closure which has the roadway reduced to one lane controlled by a temporary traffic signal through this bridge project. Traffic loads in excess of 9 feet in width should follow an alternate route. Motorists should be alert for new traffic patterns, expect potential delays and use extreme caution while traveling through this area.

HANCOCK: TDOT road construction roundup

HANCOCK: TDOT road construction roundup

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

 

HANCOCK COUNTY, SR 33 Resurfacing: Motorists should be alert for temporary lane closures with flaggers present and use extreme caution through this resurfacing project.

h this intersection improvement project. Motorists should expect potential delays and use caution in this area.