Knoxville, Knox County law enforcement continue on snow plan

Knoxville, Knox County law enforcement continue on snow plan


KNOXVILLE (WATE) - The Knoxville Police Department and the Knox County Sheriff's Office are continuing on their respective snow plans Wednesday morning.

The Knoxville Police Department is still operating on level one of its severe weather plan, meaning officers will respond to injury crashes, but motorists involved in crashes that only involve property damage should exchange information and contact insurance companies.

KPD says from 9 a.m. Tuesday through 9 a.m. Wednesday, they responded to 25 crashes with injuries and either responded to or were notified about 149 property damage crashes. Abandoned or disabled vehicles are not included in those totals.

The Knox County Sheriff's Office also continues to operate on its snow plan, meaning deputies will also only respond to injury crashes.

KCSO says it responded to nine injury crashes Tuesday.

The department also assisted Knox County School Security by responding to six to eight stranded school buses. Deputies coordinated with parents on where to take the students.

Officers also took the principal and several students from Holston Middle School to their homes.

Sheriff Jimmy "J.J." Jones is urging Knox County residents to stay home if possible. He says response time to secondary roads in remote parts of the county could be slow, so if you must leave home, you are asked to take an emergency kit including blankets, snacks and water.

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