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.


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