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Snowy weather: A list of resources

After days of rain, the temperature has dropped below freezing in East Tennessee, dumping thick, heavy, wet snow on much of the area. Many roads are turning slushy, and as the temperature continues to drop late into the evening, conditions are expected to get icy.

This system is passing through the area right at the height of rush hour traffic, and hour goal is to make sure everyone has the information they need to make it home safely.

Here are resources you and your family might be looking for during these rough conditions.

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Truck fire shuts down 1 lane of I-40E in Roane County

Update: 1 lane eastbound has been reopened.

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A truck caught fire on I-40E in Roane County Thursday morning, shutting down traffic for several hours.

According to TDOT, the wreck was reported just after 10:00 am at milemarker 354, 1.7 miles east of the Kingston exit.  The eastbound lanes were completely shut down.  Eastbound traffic was being diverted to alternate routes: exit 352 to SR 58 south to SR 326 north back to I-40
at exit 356 (Gallaher Rd.)

Guns, drugs, hidden camera fuel Feds' case against Houston bros

Brothers Rocky Houston and Leon Houston of Roane County made separate appearances in U.S. District Court in Knoxville on federal gun charges Monday. The two were taken into custody by U.S. Marshalls this weekend, but the reasons for their arrests were sealed until Monday's initial court appearance.

7 facing charges, 2 kids removed from home after meth bust

Seven people are facing meth charges in Roane County.

Last Thursday deputies followed up on a tip that meth was being made in a Rockwood apartment on Wheeler Street.

Inside, authorities smelled a strong chemical odor associated with meth labs. They also found numerous items used to manufacture meth.

Christopher Lee Powers, Christopher Ryan Jenkins, Samuel Brock Johnson, Randella Lachelle Coffey, Ashley Crabtree, Tiffany Johnson, and Nancy Johnson are all facing charges.

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Police determine man shot, killed son in self-defense

Roane County authorities have determined a shooting in Oliver Springs was self-defense.

According to a report from the Roane County Sheriff's Office, deputies responded to a domestic disturbance call on Old Harriman Highway on Sunday afternoon.

District Attorney General Russell Johnson says Vince Brown was defending himself when he shot and killed his 36-year-old son Michael.

Officials say Michael drove a car through the garage door. His brother confronted him in the garage, but Michael went upstairs to confront his father. That's when Vince shot his son.

Single vehicle crash in Campbell County kills Kingsport woman

One woman is dead after her vehicle skidded off I-75 in Campbell County near mile marker 157 shortly before 1:45 p.m. Sunday.

Tennessee Highway Patrol said Elizabeth Elsevier, 42, of Kingsport was killed in that single vehicle crash. Her Toyota 4-Runner was traveling southbound when it hydroplaned, veered off the roadway and struck a guardrail.

U.S. Marshals arrest Houston brothers

The Knox County Sheriff's Office reports Rocky and Leon Houston are in the Knox County Jail awaiting further action by U.S. Marshals.

They were booked into the jail early Saturday morning.

Late Friday night, officials had set a roadblock in Ten Mile, and an officer on the scene reported that a U.S. Attorney was present with authorities.

In 2006 the Houston brothers were charged but never convicted in a shootout that killed Roane County Deputy Bill Jones and his ride-along passenger, Mike Brown.