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.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- As part of its effort to add more than 200 parking spaces to State Street Parking Garage, the City of Knoxville plans to close the escalator connecting State St. and Gay St., next to the Regal Riviera movie theater next week.
The escalator will close at 6:00 a.m. on Wednesday, January 2, 2013. It will make way for an elevated walkway, crossing State St. next to the theater. The elevator next to the escalator will remain open and a temporary staircase will be installed, the city added.
The $6.1 million State Street Garage project is expected to add 250 new parking places to the parking deck. It currently 842 spots.
Construction is expected to be finished by the Spring.
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