A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect as spotty snow showers pop-up Friday morning. While accumulation may be small or non-existent, (0 to 0.5 inches), where snow showers persist higher amounts are possible. The morning commute could run into slowdowns. Winter Weather Advisories for the Smokies are in effect until Noon for 1 to 3 inches of snow.
Maryville, Blount County (AP) -- Electricity was knocked out to part of Downtown Maryville Tuesday when an inactive high-voltage power line fell during installation and brought down a city power line.
A contractor was replacing a 161-kilovolt Tennessee Valley Authority line that serves a large Alcoa aluminum plant when it fell on a Maryville Electric Light & Power company line along US Highway 321 around 10:00 a.m.
TVA spokesman John Moulton says the TVA line was not live and no one was injured. Officials say some cars in a K-Mart parking lot were damaged.
The outage affected traffic signals and police directed traffic as crews worked to restore power.
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