By ALEXIS ZOTOS 6 News Reporter SEYMOUR (WATE) - Some of the most devastating images of the Oklahoma storm are of the two elementary schools turned to rubble, calling into question the safety ofMore >>
Tornado shelters are essentially vaults within the school walls. Regulated by FEMA, they are meant to withstand 200 mile per hour winds, the strength of an EF5 tornado.More >>
Two elementary schools were directly impacted by a massive tornado in the Oklahoma City area on Monday. It brings to mind a storm from a 1996 tornado which destroyed the Allardt Elementary School in Fentress County.More >>
Two elementary schools were directly impacted by a massive tornado in the Oklahoma City area on Monday. It brings to mind a storm from a 1996 tornado which destroyed the Allardt Elementary School in Fentress County. More >>
DANDRIDGE (WATE) - While side and back roads were the problem in most areas, even the busiest roads in Jefferson County like Interstate 40 saw quite an accumulation of ice causing many accidents.
"We've had several vehicles roll off the interstate at Exit 417 due to the ice on the bridge," said Dandridge City Manager Bryan McCarter.
A Dandridge police officer even crashed his cruiser Friday morning on his way in to work. McCarter said the cruiser is probably totaled, but the officer is fine.
Robert Bristol and his wife were on their way home from Virginia to Washington state when they were involved in a different wreck. He commends the driver of the truck they collided with.
"We were coming down the hill and we just hit a patch of ice and before we knew it we were spinning," Bristol said. "He pretty much saved our lives. He was right behind us. He immediately slowed down and just kept everything real straight and level. Where we ended up, he was right into the passenger side door, but with so little speed no one was hurt."
The sheriff reported more than 30 accidents in Jefferson County Friday, but no serious injuries.
Kids are being terrorized in school, on the bus, even in their own homes by bullies. Teenagers committing suicides and juveniles committing adult crimes that could land them behind bars seem to be on the rise.More >>