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.
WARTBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- Federal explosives officials say military experts are detonating several dozen mortar rounds found at a Morgan County junk yard.
Michael Knight, a spokesman for the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said authorities are deactivating some rounds to preserve them.
Knight said authorities were evacuating some nearby homes before setting off the rounds, which date to the World War II era.
The rounds were discovered Sunday after a report of a house fire in the Coalfield community on Hillbilly Hollow Road.
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