Tennessee and Kentucky's expected snow totals for this winter storm

8:57 AM, Jan 30, 2010   |    comments
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Video: Driving in the snow

Video: Snow sparks generator, gas sales

Video: Courtroom closures cause confusion

Video: Street Crew: Oak Ridge snow

Video: Winter storm moves through other states

Video: Stay off the roads

Video: Street Crew: John Lawlor's Fountain City snow

Video: Street Crew: Andrew Byrum, UT Chattanooga snow

Video: Brining Roads

Video: Tyson-McGhee prepares for the snow

Video: Web Extra: KPD Capt. Don Jones

Video: Weather Forecast

Video: Web Extra: TDOT Engineer Tommy Bud Slaton

Video: Preparing for the storm

  • The bread aisle at Halls Crossroads' Ingles on Friday around 5 p.m.
  • Carol sent us this picture of her snowy driveway in west Cumberland County
  • Snow on Highway 72, from Larry Born
  • Snow in Claiborne County, from Kris Wilburn
  • Sledding in Rockwood, from Deedee
  • Blount County snow at 5:45 p.m., from Larry Born
  • Nevaeh's first snow, from Nichole Sage
  • Short Bark Road in Madisonville, from Rebekah
  • Sallie Mae in Rural Vale near Tellico Plains, submitted by Dennis Hicks
  • Ranger Taylor in Maryville, from Karen Ledbetter
  • Deborah Gillepsie's picture of snow
  • Shortbark Road in Madisonville, from Rebekah
  • Snow at 4:22 p.m., from Ron Smith
  • Doris Holbert snaps a picture of snowy Maryville.
  • Doris Holbert of west Maryville sent us this snowy photo.
  • A snow-covered truck in Madisonville, from Crissy Swaney
  • Calvin Goodrich sent us this picture of Gracie Mae, the Kodak sled dog.
  • Dara Stewart took a picture of snow in Maryville.
  • Snow near Maryville College, from Dara Stewart
  • Duncan Sparks' dog Sparky
  • Snow in the Maryville-Greenback area, submitted by Casey
  • Dara Stewart sent us a picture of snow in Maryville.
  • A horse plays in the snow in Maryville, submitted by Casey
  • Rural Vale sees around 5 inches of snow Friday evening, from Dennis Hicks
  • Crissy Swaney of Madisonville snapped a picture of a cardinal enjoying the snow.
  • Hoover enjoying the snow
  • Hoover in the snow in Turkey Creek, Monroe Co.
  • Deer in the Obed Scenic Community
  • A snowy smile on Pleasant Ridge Road
  • Snowy palm trees
  • Snow in Karns
  • Snowflakes on black velvet and photographed with a 105mm macro lens.
  • Snowflakes on black velvet and photographed with a 105mm macro lens.
  • Two red hawks in Wartburg enjoying the snow
  • A puppy runs through the snow
  • A new born calf is welcomed to the world by a snow storm in Friendsville, from Mark Tipton
  • Briana Scarbrough snaps a picture of snow in Madisonville
  • Snow in Madisonville at 5 p.m. from Suzanne Thompson
  • Friendsville snow from Angie Hall
  • Briana Scarbrough's Vonore snow
  • Tia's picture of Tellico Plains
  • Winter tree by Jenn Roberts
  • Sallie, Tanden and Tanya Hicks in snowy Rural Vale
  • Snow-covered windmill
  • Singleton home in McMinn
  • Snowy Springbrook, Alcoa
  • Frozen pond surrounded by snow
  • Brooke Smith of Athens plays in the snow
  • The snow coming down in Riceville at 1:30, as sent by C. Anderson
  • The snow is piling up in Crossville.
  • Crossville is turning into a winter wonderland.
  • Powell sees some snow around 2:45 p.m.
  • The snow is beginning to stick in Crossville.
  • Here is a shot of the French Broad River in Del Rio.
  • C. Anderson is seeing about a half-inch in Riceville as of 1:45 Friday
  • Aaron sent us this picture of Loudon at 3:50 p.m.
  • Jane Taylor sent us this snowy pic of Turlteton, Tenn. around 3 p.m.
  • Here is what Athens looked like at 3:10 p.m., submitted by Elisabeth Thorpe Heafner.
  • Delores Sowders snapped a picture of snow on her deck.
  • Seaira Stephenson snapped this picture of a snowy Rhodedendron in Oak Ridge.
  • Sweetwater snow scene, from Jenn Roberts
  • A car flips on Interstate 40 in Cumberland County, submitted by Tom Alderidge
  • Lauren Rucker snaps a picture of some birds in a snowy tree in Athens.
  • Snow hits Tellico Plains hard, submitted by Laura Harris.
  • Scottie, Brook, Angela and Ashley build a snowman in Madisonville where they received 4 inches of snow.
  • Nicole Maxwell builds a snowman in Madisonville
  • Signal Mountain had received more than two inches by 3 p.m., according to Sue Foster.
  • Here is what Athens looked like at 3:10 p.m., submitted by Elisabeth Thorpe Heafner
  • Renae McKiven sent us this picture from Tellico Plains, where she said there's 4 inches as of 4:39 p.m.
  • Tellico Plains is coated in white, submitted by Laura Harris.
  • Kim Miller's back deck, location unknown
  • Leanne Rice's pic from Lenoir City
  • The Lady Vols weather the storm in Greenback, submitted by Mickey Harchis
  • Fred Sloan sent this picture from Signal Mountain, where he said there was more than 4 inches of snow at 5 p.m.
  • Butterfly Gap Loop under a layer of snow around 4 p.m., from Vanessa Abott
  • Tellico Plains turns into a winter wonderland, submitted by Laura Harris
  • Fun in the snow in Tellico Plains, submitted by Laura Harris
  • Kelley Robbins sent a picture of her snowy yard in Tellico Plains.
  • Snow hits Jacksboro, submitted by Stephanie
  • Katelyn Dalton snaps a picture of a horse in the snow in the Epperson community of Coker Creek.
  • Jenna sent us this picture of snow
  • A cardinal hangs out in Kelley Robbins' snowy yard in Tellico Plains.
  • U.S. 127 in downtown Crossville, submitted by J.T. Simpson
  • Katelyn Dalton's snowy car in the Epperson community of Coker Creek.
  • Ben Mooney's pic from Corryton at 3 pm
  • Mindy sent us this picture of the snow in Kingston.
  • A huge snowball smashed into a door in Kingston, submitted by Mindy.
  • Leanne Rice's pic from Lenoir City
  • Robert Hearn shared this picture of snow in Oak Ridge, taken at 4:18 p.m.
  • Bobby Richardson captured a picture of snowy Interstate 40 in Rockwood around 2 p.m.
  • Cassie of Oakdale's snowy driveway around 3 p.m.
  • Cassie submitted a picture of a frozen pond in Oakdale.
  • Cassie's snowy house in Oakdale around 3 p.m.
  • The snow is sticking in Tammie French's yard in Hebbertsburg in Cumberland County.
  • A snowy scene, sent by Jenna
  • Accident in McMinn County
    

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Quick facts: TDOT snow response by the numbers

  • Salt trucks statewide: 831
  • Salt trucks in East Tenn. region: 215
  • Tons of salt statewide: 163,261
  • Tons of salt for East Tenn.: 53,231
  • Salt brine spreaders statewide: 521
  • Salt brine spreaders in East Tenn.: 103
  • East Tenn. snow plows: 208
  • Statewide ice and snow budget: $12,002,115
  • East Tenn. ice and snow budget: $4,800,981

KUB power restoration plans

The Knoxville Utilities Board said the most common cause of power outages during severe weather events is trees or other vegetation making contact with power lines. If you encounter an outage, you can call KUB at (865) 524-2911 or 1-800-250-8068.

KUB prioritizes outage restoration, based on:

  1. Critical system loads that include communications systems, water/wastewater pump stations, hospitals, and other services vital to public welfare.
  2. Transmission lines (the backbone of the electric system) serving larger numbers of customers.
  3. Substation equipment that can impact large numbers as well.
  4. Distribution lines serving subdivisions, large housing areas, and commercial areas.
  5. Service lines and transformers that serve small numbers of customers.
  6. Service lines and transformers serving individual customers.

KUB said if outages are detected, they'll have crews working around the clock until service is restored.

Snow is making its mark on East Tennessee and its roads.

We're getting hundreds of pictures sent to the 10News Information Center. Keep 'em coming!

We're also getting traffic and road reports from around the area:

  • I-75 in McMinn County is especially bad, according to our callers. As of 5:30 p.m. drivers are moving about 15 miles per hour, and nobody's really seeing fit to pass at that speed. The road surface is quite slick, and there are numerous wrecks in the median.
  • Madisonville roads already have an inch and are getting treacherous.
  • We've also received pictures of an ugly wreck on I-40 in Cumberland County. Be careful out there!
  • TDOT is marshalling its forces to keep US 441 clear--the site of a rockslide on the Spur. Crews have spread brine on the road and are poised to plow and salt as necessary. North and southbound traffic are currently sharing the northbound lanes.
  • I-75 in Monroe County is especially bad with freezing rain. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is responding to several crashes and reports of people sliding off the roads.
  • TDOT is reporting patches of ice and snow on Anderson County roads.
  • Not technically an East Tennessee report, but still worth noting: the airport in Memphis has closed, with all flights cancelled, according to the folks at McGhee Tyson Airport.
  • Roads are covered in Rockwood, according to our callers.
  • The Gay Street bridge has been closed due to snow and ice. The city usually doesn't salt that bridge, due to its metal structure and the risk of damaging it.

Outlook

An area of low pressure will be moving across the Deep South, bringing with it a chance for heavy rain from Mississippi to Georgia, sleet and freezing rain from north Georgia through the southern Tennessee Valley, and heavy snow near the Tennessee/Kentucky border.

The majority of the state of Tennessee is under a Winter Storm Warning for Friday afternoon through Saturday afternoon and a Winter Storm Warning is in effect for southeast Kentucky, also through Saturday afternoon.

Here's what we're thinking in the 10Weather Center.

Expected snow totals:

  • London, KY south to Fentress, Scott, Morgan, Campbell, Claiborne and Hancock counties: 8"-11", with up to 12" in some locations.
  • Cumberland east to Knox and to the central mountains: 3"-8", with some rain mixing in
  • South of Knox county: 1"-3" with the combination of freezing rain/sleet and rain

There is a chance for some rain to move into the southern valley late Friday as some slightly warmer air moves in ahead of the low pressure. There is going to be a fine line from Knox County south to Chattanooga for rain/freezing rain and snow.

It all depends on how strong that warm air is. We will keep you updated over the duration of this storm.

Do travel safely through this weekend! Stay with 10News and WBIR.COM for the very latest on this winter storm.

Various closings

Here's an informal list of closings, as called into the 10News Information Center. These closings don't have a code-based verification system like our school closings system does, so you may wish to double-check. These closings are listed in the approximate order we've received them.

  • Grainger County Sessions Court will not be in session on Friday, according to the Clerk of the Court.
  • George Strait with Reba McEntire and Lee Ann Womack is rescheduled from Friday to April 2. All tickets will still be honored.
  • "Meet Maryville," an open house event for prospective students to visit Maryville College this weekend, has been cancelled. Students are invited to try one of the Visit Days, scheduled for Feb. 13, March 20, April 10, and May 1.
  • College Hill 7th Day Adventist Church - Saturday services cancelled.
  • New Beginning Baptist Church's 5th Annual Women's Conference, set for Friday and Saturday, has been rescheduled to March 20th.
  • The Spring Fashion Extravaganza at the country club in Morristown was scheduled for Saturday but has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 6, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • The Christians Reaching Out Serving Seymour (CROSS) annual spaghetti supper has been rescheduled from Friday, January 29, to Friday, February 5. (If you can't attend the rescheduled date, refunds are available at the CROSS office.)
  • Knox County General Sessions Court is cancelled for Friday, according to Judge Chuck Cerny. The court follows Knox County Schools on cancellations.
  • Roane County General Sessions Court and Traffic Court is closed Friday, January 29. 
  • The Friends of the Smokies Ball at Cherokee Country Club has been postponed until February 12.
  • Tennessee Valley Pediatrics and Internal Medical Office in Jefferson Co
  • The "New Beginnings Credit Seminar" scheduled at Sevier Heights Baptist Church for Jan. 30th is postponed to Feb 6th.  Same time.
  • ORNL Federal Credit Union branches will close at 4:30pm Friday
  • All Saints Father and Daughter Dance is postponed
  • Coupon Fair has been rescheduled to Feb. 27th; same time
  • ORNL Federal Credit Union branches will all close at 4:30 p.m. Friday.
  • The Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, East Tennessee Chapter, is postponing its Big Game Banquet in Pigeon Forge, from Saturday Jan. 30 to Saturday Feb. 6.
  • All Union County Courthouse offices are closed Saturday.
  • Town Hall meetings with Rep. Harry Brooks rescheduled for Saturday, February 6. (Previously scheduled for Rural/Metro training center in Powell and Corryton Senior Center on Saturday. Will be in same locations on Feb. 6)
  • Impacting Ministry Training Event of the Knoxville District of the United Methodist Church rescheduled from Sunday to February 21
  • The Blount County Library genealogy workshop scheduled for Saturday has been rescheduled for Saturday, February 6.
  • Y-12 Federal Credit Union: all branches closing at 4 p.m. Friday. Closed Saturday.
  • Fulton vs. Alcoa at Fulton basketball game postponed until Wednesday, February 3.
  • South Doyle basketball game set for this weekend postponed until Monday.
  • USBC Youth Bowling will not take place in Morristown on Saturday morning, according to league President Jane Rauch.
  • State offices will be closing early Friday due to winter weather. Offices in the Central Time Zone will be closing at noon Central Time. Offices in the Eastern Time Zone will be closing at 2 p.m. Eastern Time. Gov. Phil Bredesen made the call Friday around noon Eastern Time. 
  • The benefit for Gary "Red" Cable, scheduled for January 30 in Maryville, has been postponed to a later date, time to be determined.
  • Rockford Child Care Center in Blount County is closing at 4 on Friday.
  • The Blount County Shrine Club is canceling its Fifth Friday Supper for Friday night.
  • There will be no weekend classes at the Dental Learning School in Maryville.
  • The Cumberland County Playhouse is closed Friday and Saturday.
  • Lincoln Memorial University's men's and women's basketball games at home on Saturday evening have been pushed back. Instead, the Railsplitters will take on Wingate University on Monday afternoon, at 4 and 6 p.m.
  • Roxy McClendon's 107th birthday party has been cancelled for Saturday and rescheduled for February 6, according to Tina Crisp.
  • The Oak Ridge Symphony concert for Saturday night has been cancelled, according to Executive Director Michelle Powell.
  • All Cocke County Recreation Department basketball games for January 29 and 30 have been cancelled.
  • Alcoa Tenn Federal Credit Union: all locations closing early. Lobbies close at 3 p.m. Drive-throughs close at 3:30.
  • Knoxville Post Office Credit Union is closing all branches at 4:30 p.m. Friday and will remain closed on Saturday, January 30.
  • The Community Food Connection of Blount County will be closed Saturday.
  • Maryville city offices are closing at 3 p.m. Friday.
  • First Century Bank is closing all branches at 5 p.m.
  • Enrichment Federal Credit Union is closing all offices Friday at 4 p.m.
  • Bass Pro Shops Sevierville handgun carry permit class for Friday night has been cancelled and re-scheduled for February 5 at 5 p.m., according to Gayle Chesney.
  • Heska Amuna Synagogue's HARS Sunday School cancelled
  • The Smith Family Dinner Theatre in Pigeon Forge has cancelled Friday and Saturday night shows.
  • Y-12 Credit Union closing a bit earlier than previously announced--3 pm instead of 4.
  • All Upward basketball games at Park West Church on Middlebrook Pike are cancelled for Friday and Saturday.
  • Mountain National Bank is closing at 4 p.m., all branches.
  • Drive-Rite Driving School in Knoxville has cancelled Saturday driver education class.
  • Leaf Guard of Tennessee has told all employees they're off Friday and Saturday.
  • The Masonic Pancake Breakfast in Oak Ridge has been cancelled for Saturday morning.
  • Maryville Little League signups scheduled for Saturday are postponed until February 6 and 13.
  • All Knox County non-emergency facilities that are normally open on Saturday will be closed.
  • TMSAA Area 4 Small Tournament at Eagleton Middle has been postponed, date to be determined.
  • TMSAA Area 4 Large Tournament at Carpenters Middle has been postponed, date to be determined.
  • Heska Amuna Synagogue Sunday School is cancelled for Sunday at 9:30.
  • Faithful Promise meeting at the Jubilee Center on Callahan Drive has been rescheduled from Friday night to February 26.
  • New Beginnings Credit Seminar, scheduled for Saturday at Sevier Heights, has been postponed to Saturday, February 6, from 8:30 a.m. to noon.
  • Kumon Learning Center in Alcoa is closed Saturday, via Millie Franklin.
  • Gospel concert at First Free Will Baptist Church on Sevierville Pike, set for Saturday at 7 pm, has been cancelled. Sunday services are also cancelled.
  • Knoxville Flight Training Center and Smoky Mountain Flight Center has cancelled classes for Saturday.
  • Seventh Day Christian Assembly in south Knoxville has cancelled services for Saturday.
  • Talbot's Customer Service Center has delayed its first shift to 9 a.m.
  • The Hancock County Drug Prevention Coalition's meeting at Hancock County's Health Department at 8 a.m. Monday is cancelled. It is rescheduled for March 1st.
  • The Governor's Cup Contest at Bell County High School in Kentucky on Saturday is cancelled. It is rescheduled for Tuesday.
  • Dr. Bill Bass' seminar at UT Medical Center has been cancelled. It is rescheduled for Feb. 20.
  • Union County Little League signups scheduled for Friday night and Saturday have been rescheduled for Friday, Feb. 5 6-8 p.m. and Saturday Feb. 6 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Big Ridge Elementary.

  • The Knoxville Habitat for Humanity Thrift Store will be closed Saturday.

  • Young-Williams Animal Center will be closed Saturday.

  • Upward basketball games & cheerleading cancelled for Saturday.

  • All HoopItUp Basketball Academy sessions in Alcoa cancelled for Saturday.

  • Children's Museum of Oark Ridge closed Saturday.

  • Enrichment Federal Credit Union closed Saturday.

  • On Target Training Center's permit class cancelled for Saturday.  Call 242-4665 to verify.

  • Harlan County 5 & 6 Boys Basketball Tournament postponed until Monday.

  • First Bank of Tennessee, Harriman-Rockwood Branch closed Saturday.

  • Blount Memorial Wellness Center closed.

  • Ijam's Nature Center Visitor's Center closed.  Trails still open.

  • Obed Wild & Scenic River closed.

  • State Bowling Tournament in Smyrna has been postponed indefinitely.  A large section of the roof at the Smyrna Bowling Center collapsed overnight due to heavy ice and snow.

  • Golftec in the Gallery Shopping Center is closed Saturday. The Open House scheduled for Saturday will be rescheduled.

  • Benifit for Bill Thomas at the Sevier County Rescue Squad at 4:00pm has been cancelled to be rescheduled at a later date. 

  • Two Weight Watcher Meetings held at the Church of Christ in Maryville have been cancelled this morning.

Previous forecast: Winter storm to affect much of Southeast

An area of low pressure will be moving out of Texas and into the Southeast from Thursday night through Saturday.

This will bring the chance for rain, sleet, snow, and freezing rain for many of us.

Here is the latest thinking--a mix of rain/sleet/snow will begin moving into East Tennessee early Friday morning. There is a chance it will change to mostly rain for the lunch hour and then back to sleet & snow later in the day.

There is a chance for some freezing rain along the Plateau and the northern valley. Either way, we should all be seeing some sort of snowfall as we end our Friday and head into Saturday.

Saturday looks to bring in snow to all for most of the day. Do expect winter travel conditions through most of our region for the upcoming weekend! Travel safe!

Please stay with us for the very latest, as this type of storm can change several times before it makes its impact here in East Tennessee.

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