LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: Freezing temperatures will develop later tonight, causing damage to flowers and plants that are left exposed to the cold. Be sure to bring in your potted plants before you go to bed, as lows drop into the lower to mid 20s...about 25 degrees for Knoxville and Oak Ridge. Look for 1 to 3" of snow for the Smokies by morning.
DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- All westbound lanes of Interstate 40 in Jefferson County have been reopened after an early morning crash shut the roadway down.
The Newport Plain Talk reports the interstate closed around 2:40 a.m. near Mile Marker 423, because investigators believe the driver of a tractor trailer fell asleep and crashed into the Spring Creek Bridge.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol has confirmed the driver of the truck was killed.
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