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Hello and thank you for checking out the news on East Tennessee’s second snow storm of the week. Knox News reporters, photographers, and editors are here to tell you about forecast changes, closings, and more.
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Here’s the latest forecast for Knoxville
Knoxville is under a winter weather advisory until 7 a.m. Friday. The National Weather Service in Morristown predicts that 2 to 4 inches of snow will fall here in the Tennessee Valley and totals will be higher in the mountains.
Some scattered flakes started falling around 12:30 pm The worst of the snow should have happened tonight. The snow will linger because subzero temperatures are expected to arrive overnight.
If you’re out and about, keep an eye out for slippery roads this afternoon. Spotty fog is also expected.
More detail:Wrap! New forecast shows Knoxville could see up to 4 inches of snow plus cold temperatures
Many high school basketball games are rescheduled or postponed
Unsurprisingly, several high school basketball games have been rescheduled or postponed. Some have been canceled entirely. Changes are happening quickly.
Reporter Emily Adams has brought them together here and will continue to update them as the list grows. Feel free to drop a note on your team’s plans at email@example.com.
Knox County Schools and Libraries are Closed
Knox County Schools announced Wednesday that its buildings would be closed today. We don’t have any news on Friday yet, but we’ll keep you posted!
Knox County Libraries are closed today and will reopen on Friday.
Roads are already closed in Smokies
Driving on the mountain will be difficult today and probably tomorrow. The Great Smoky Mountains National Park has closed roads when it starts to snow.
Newfound Gap Road / US Highway 441 closed from Gatlinburg to Cherokee NC due to snow and ice. More closings are expected.