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.
GRAINGER COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- All Grainger County schools will close at 2:15 p.m. Friday, said the superintendent. The buses will run at 2:15 p.m.
He told Local 8 News the early dismissal is due to a bomb threat from Jamaica.
Search dogs have come in and checked the schools, some schools have been cleared.
All schools won't be able to be cleared before regular dismissal, therefore it is a 2:15 dismissal.
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