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.
(WVLT) - It's Methamphetamine Awareness Day across the country and Tennessee law officers say the addictive stimulant deserves it. In Tennessee, officials are observing "Stop Meth in Tennessee, Start Right Now," starting with a Grundy County News Conference and Enforcement promotional stops in Cleveland and Madisonville. After ranking as a leader among states in meth making operations seized, the work of the seven-year-old Tennessee methamphetamine task force, along with new laws restricting products used to make the drug, have helped the state reduce the number of labs. Meth is produced in clandestine labs using relatively inexpensive over-the-counter medicines and household chemicals. Since passage of that law and the Federal Combat Meth act of 2005, lab seizures in Tennessee have dropped significantly.
For more on Tennessee's effort to stop the dangerous drug from spreading in the state, go to www.MethFreeTN.org.
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