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. (AP) -- The Tennessee Valley Authority is beginning its annual series of prescribed burns on public lands managed by the agency.
According to a news release from the utility, burns in Alabama and Tennessee are planned near the following reservoirs: Chickamauga, Guntersville, Wheeler, Pickwick, Tims Ford, Kentucky and Bear Creek.
TVA's Bruce Schofield said in the release that the controlled burns are used to maintain and establish wildlife habitat and to reduce the thatch and leaves that help fuel wildfires.
The burns run through May.
Members of the public with questions about the operations can call the TVA Environmental Information Center at 800-882-5263.
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