Ice turns John Sevier Hwy. into morning commute nightmare

Ice turns John Sevier Hwy. into morning commute nightmare

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Icy conditions turned John Sevier Highway Friday morning into a scene of numerous accidents and standstill traffic. Icy conditions turned John Sevier Highway Friday morning into a scene of numerous accidents and standstill traffic.
An attempt was made to improve road conditions by spreading a salt brine solution on the road, but the effort was too little and too late for many drivers. An attempt was made to improve road conditions by spreading a salt brine solution on the road, but the effort was too little and too late for many drivers.

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Icy conditions turned John Sevier Highway Friday morning into a scene of numerous accidents and standstill traffic.

Law enforcement officer and tow truck drivers had their hands full as they responded to reports of vehicles stuck or wrecked.

An attempt was made to improve road conditions by spreading a salt brine solution on the road, but the effort was too little and too late for many drivers.

The poor road conditions were the result of a quick dose of winter weather Thursday. Between one and five inches of snow fell in some parts of East Tennessee. Areas around Knoxville and northeast to the Tri-Cities saw the most snow. Other areas saw no snow at all.

Sunshine and temperatures into the 40s are expected Friday.

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