A LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT is in effect into Wednesday due repeated rainfall. A Flood Watch is in effect for our area until 7 AM Wednesday. Where there are more pauses in the rain, totals will be closer to 2 inches but some will receive at least 4 inches of rainfall total. Creeks and streams run high and areas with poor runoff could face flooding problems. Busy commute hours could face more slowdowns, with fog and standing water on roads as well.
POWELL, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The lock down at Powell High School has been lifted.
The school was placed on a soft lock down early Thursday afternoon after what school administrators described as a "vague" threat.
Knox Co. Schools spokesperson Melissa Ogden said members of Knox Co. Schools and the Knox Co. Sheriff's Office are investigating.
As part of the soft lock down procedure, all outside doors were locked and no one was allowed in or out of the building.
Soft lock downs differentiate from standard or hard lock downs in which all doors, including classroom doors are locked.
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