Snow creates dangerous driving conditions in Knoxville

Snow creates dangerous driving conditions in Knoxville

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Traffic was slow going on I-40 as motorists battled the snow. Traffic was slow going on I-40 as motorists battled the snow.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A winter storm that passed through East Tennessee on Thursday snarled traffic and caused dangerous driving conditions for motorists.

Road conditions were reported to be slick and slippery in many areas and safety officials are asking all motorists that do not need to be on the roads to stay home.

In Knox County, dispatchers were so busy attending to accidents with injuries that they asked motorists involved in accidents without injuries to take each others numbers and report the incident to police once the snow has passed.

Knoxville Area Transit is only operating on snow routes. Most routes continue to operate, but some will run on detour routing, bypassing streets that are not safe to travel.

Maps of the snow routes are available on the KAT website.

Several parents of Knox County school students posted on the 6 News Facebook page that their children had not made it home by 4:30 p.m., despite students being dismissed by 2:30 p.m.

Knox County deputies were responding to a report of at least one school bus stuck in the snow. No injuries were reported in that incident.

Knox County had all 21 salt trucks out and treating the roads.

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