Travel conditions still rough

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT)- Motorists throughout the region have been struggling to get around in many places since Sunday-- and in many spots, not much has changed.

The Knoxville Police Department and sheriff's department's remain at level 2 and 1 emergency status.

Another round of snow overnight is making things tough again. Back roads remain covered in snow and tough to drive through.

And with the slippery conditions, including many patches of black ice-- driving around could be a safety hazard in some spots.

On Monday night, a motorists crashed on Pellissippi Parkway, and when she tried to flag down oncoming traffic, she was hit by a driver who couldn't stop. KPD has some advice on how to keep safe.

Ronlad Green with KPD says, "if its possible i would get off the bridge as quickly as you can but if you can't do that your best bet is to stay in the car."

Police say getting out of your car after an accident is one of the leading causes of icy road fatalities, and it's better just to stay in your car with your seat belt on if you wreck.

The State of Tennessee has upgraded it's alert to level 4, which means while things are better, emergency crews are on standby.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 113343954 -
Gray Television, Inc.