LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect Saturday morning through Sunday morning at 8AM for the Valley, Smokies, and NE TN, including Knoxville. Heavy rainfall at times on Saturday, plus run-off from the mountains, can lead to flooding issues. TADD - turn around, don't drown. Assume high water on a road is not passable.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. KUB is on the scene. They are waiting on removal crews to arrive. Traffic is blocked in both directions. This is happening on Rifle Ridge Road. We'll update this as soon as those lanes open up.
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