Clinton sees highest snowfall amounts in East Tennessee

Clinton sees highest snowfall amounts in East Tennessee

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Residents in Clinton spent part of Thursday digging out their driveways and sidewalks after Wednesday night's snowfall. Residents in Clinton spent part of Thursday digging out their driveways and sidewalks after Wednesday night's snowfall.
Robert Burton said he couldn't wait for the snow to melt on its own because it's crucial for him and his wife to have an easy pathway to get to the doctor if needed. Robert Burton said he couldn't wait for the snow to melt on its own because it's crucial for him and his wife to have an easy pathway to get to the doctor if needed.
"My wife has been under the weather and I never know when I have to go back, so I want to have it where I can get and be safe," Robert Burton said. "My wife has been under the weather and I never know when I have to go back, so I want to have it where I can get and be safe," Robert Burton said.
Some Clinton residents reported seeing up to 10 inches of snow, though most of it started to melt by Thursday afternoon. Some Clinton residents reported seeing up to 10 inches of snow, though most of it started to melt by Thursday afternoon.

By SAMANTHA MANNING
6 News Reporter

CLINTON (WATE) - Residents in Clinton spent part of Thursday digging out their driveways and sidewalks after Wednesday night's snowfall.

"My neighbors called me and said 'Hey, it's snowing,' and I couldn't believe it," Gene McClanahan said about the overnight snowfall.

"I haven't seen this much that laid like this in a long time," Robert Burton said.

Burton, 80, said his age didn't stop him from picking up a shovel.

Burton said he couldn't wait for the snow to melt on its own because it's crucial for him and his wife to have an easy pathway to get to the doctor if needed.

"My wife has been under the weather and I never know when I have to go back, so I want to have it where I can get and be safe," Burton said.

Some Clinton residents reported seeing up to 10 inches of snow, though most of it started to melt by Thursday afternoon.  

The snowfall totals reached some of the highest amounts in 20 years.

"It's a beautiful day," Burton said. "People that stay inside don't know what they're missing."

Anderson County dispatch said things were pretty quiet Wednesday night into Thursday morning, with only 15 weather-related calls coming in involving minor accidents and traffic hazards.

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