KCSO: stay off roads if possible; only responding to emergencies

KCSO says stay off roads if possible; officials only responding to emergencies

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KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knox County Sheriff's Office urges everyone to stay off the roads when possible, especially East Knox County back roads.  Authorities will only respond to emergencies and wrecks with injuries because of the weather.

Officials reported that East Knox County back roads are the hardest hit by the ice storm.

Officers said parts of Straw Plains Pike are very dangerous. Joe Hinton Road is impassable. Also, Chapman Highway has icy patches but is for the most part passable.

KCSO responded to a wreck with injury at Andersonville Pike at Ellis Lane at 6:30 a.m. Friday.

The car flipped over onto its top, and a woman was transported by Rural/Metro to the hospital.

Also, one officer's cruiser went off the side of the road on the way to the wreck and was pulled out by the Rescue Squad.

Authorities are reporting any downed trees and limbs to the highway department for removal.

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