Classes and events canceled, postponed because of winter storm

Classes and events canceled, postponed because of winter storm

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) – As a storm carrying snow and freezing rain moves closer to East Tennessee, some area activities scheduled for Thursday have been canceled.

This page will be updated as new information becomes available.

The storm is expected to move into the area Thursday afternoon. When that happens winds will pick up and temperatures will fall. Rain will change over into big, wet snowflakes.

A Winter Weather Advisory is in effect for the valley and plateau and a Winter Storm Warning is in place for the mountains.


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Here are other events that have been canceled or postponed due to the forecast:

  • Bearden High School canceled its basketball game against Oak Hill Academy
  • Helping Hands Child Care will be closing at 3 p.m. Thursday
  • Knox County Republican Party canceled the scheduled precinct meetings
  • Victory Baptist Church has canceled its Stepping Into Freedom Class
  • The Blount County 4H public speaking contest has been postponed to Jan. 24
  • Knox County Schools Superintendent Dr. Jim McIntyre's State of the Schools Address will be postponed until a later date
  • The Blount County Commission meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. has been canceled
  • In Jacksboro, Imagine Dance Studio closed for the evening
  • Blount County government workers and courts close at 3 p.m.
  • Claiborne County courthouse closed at 2 p.m.
  • All University of Tennessee professional and personal classes are canceled for Thurs. night
  • All Knox County Public Library branches closed at 3 p.m.
  • Knox County Senior Centers closed at 3 p.m.
  • Jefferson City court will be closed Thursday night
  • Paul Thorn concert at the Clayton Center in Maryville is canceled
  • Knoxville City Court is closed for the evening
  • Training for the Red Cross' MLK Day of Service is canceled for Thurs. and Friday morning
  • All City of Knoxville public meetings are canceled for Thurs. night
  • All Knoxville recreation centers will close at 6 p.m.
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