A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect now through Monday afternoon as rain and snow effect travel. Valley locations can expect mainly rain, but if you are traveling east to the mountains you can expect 1 - 3" of snow. Traveling on the plateau, you will see rain change to snow Monday morning around 5am, North on I-75 into SE Kentucky look for a wintry mix to snow around 7am.
SEVIERVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- Strong winds are forcing the park officials to close U.S. 441 and state route 71 Thursday, the National Park Service said.
Wind gusts were reportedly reaching triple digits, the highest in three years, the NPS reported. Numerous trees have been blown down and park officials said crews won't be able to go out to move them until conditions improve.
Sevier Co. School officials said they are monitoring the weather, but, as it stands, they are still planning for a full day of school on Friday.
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