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SCOTT: TDOT road construction roundup

SCOTT: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

SCOTT COUNTY, SR 29 Bridge over Roaring Paunch Creek near Log Mile 24.7 and 25.8: SR 29 is reduced to one lane around the clock and controlled by a temporary traffic signal as crews begin this bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for changed conditions and use extreme caution in this area.

 

TDOT warns drivers to use caution on I-75 near Jellico

Drivers made sure to slow down while traveling along I-75 near the Tennessee/Kentucky border Tuesday afternoon as a wintry mix pelted the roadway.

Snow and rain passed through the area around 5:30 p.m.

TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi said I-75, from mile marker 140 to the Kentucky line, can quickly feel the effects of a storm if the conditions are right.

Thin line between Sandy rain and snow keeps road crews busy

Thin line between Sandy rain and snow keeps road crews busy

The potential for piles of snow in the higher elevations of East Tennessee from Superstorm Sandy kept road crews busy Tuesday.  That includes Cocke County where the highway department maintains 700 miles of roads, many of which are in mountainous areas.

Nearly a dozen flights cancelled at McGhee Tyson Airport

Nearly a dozen flights cancelled at McGhee Tyson Airport

Superstorm Sandy is causing flight delays and cancellations throughout the country.

So far, more than 15,000 flights have been cancelled and in Knoxville, we are seeing the effects.

Robin Vanleigh is sort of lucky, "I'm going from here to Chicago to Phoenix."

She's not headed to the Northeast, but she's still worried about her flight plan.

"So far, everything is on time, but since I am flying into Chicago and Sandy is making her way closer and closer, I am getting a little concerned that I might get stuck there," explained Robin.

A Campbell County car accident sends two people to the hospital

A Campbell County car accident sends two people to the hospital

The Tennessee Highway Patrol responded to car accident on highway 297 near mile marker six and seven in Campbell County.

A Campbell County deputy confirmed that two people were injured in that wreck, including one child.

Authorities said the child was airlifted to the hospital.  The other victim was transported by ambulance.  

Officials are not releasing any more details at this time.      

 

I-75 back open after fatal crash in Campbell County

I-75 back open after fatal crash in Campbell County

All lanes are now open.

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Campbell County dispatchers say I-75 in Campbell County near Caryville is down to one lane each, northbound and southbound, following a fatal tractor trailer accident.

According to the TDOT Smartmap, authorities are estimating the accident will be clear by 3:00 p.m.

Stay with 10News for more information on this developing story.

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"No refusal" laws will be enforced this Labor Day weekend

"No refusal" laws will be enforced this Labor Day weekend

It will no doubt be a busy holiday weekend for people traveling and attending Labor Day weekend parties, and a couple counties in East Tennessee will be cracking down on drunk driving.

Roane, Campbell and Jefferson counties will add patrols on Labor Day weekend to enforce the state's new "no refusal" law.

The law took effect in July. It allows authorities to get a search warrant for a blood sample, even if the driver refuses to take a breathalyzer test.

In total, 16 counties state-wide will be participating this weekend.