A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT has been issued for the accumulating snow in the Valley and Plateau, plus across the Smokies. Part of the Valley and Plateau could receive up to inch or more of snow, where snow bands persist. A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the Smokies until Noon Tuesday for another 2" or more of snow is possible. With temperatures dropping tonight into the upper 20s, black ice may be issue as well. Please be careful.
Knoxville (WVLT) - An early morning fire is forcing Sea Ray Boats to delay its production by about half a day.
Rural/Metro says the fire started about 2:40 a.m. Monday morning in a piece of manufacturing equipment at Sea Ray Boats in the Forks of the River Industrial Park in Knox County.
Rural Metro credits automatic sprinkler systems for preventing the fire from being worse.
No one was injured and the re is no word on what caused the fire.
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