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Weather clears out Friday, but back by Sunday

The bad weather and snow that hit East Tennessee and Kentucky has moved out for the most part, with a high pressure system bringing plenty of sunshine. The temperatures will stay cool early today, but will rise throughout the day and into Saturday. Another cold front late Saturday into Sunday will bring more precipitation, either as rain or snow, much like what we saw Thursday night.

Round up of area road conditions

As East Tennessee and southern Kentucky woke up to a dusting of snow and a coat of ice on car windshields, area dispatchers shared with 10News reports of road conditions in their respective counties. A reminder, always use caution on the roads in cold conditions.

Here is an up-to-date list as of 8:36 a.m. courtesy TDOT:

East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

East Tenn wakes up to some snow, a little black ice

Update 8:43 a.m.

Snow and ice covered mainly secondary roads Friday morning. Crews had worked into the night covering main roads and highways with salt.

The following is a list of East Tennessee and southern Kentucky counties with respective road conditions. This list will be updated throughout the morning.

Here is an up-to-date list as of 8:36 a.m. courtesy TDOT:

 

Roane Co. inmates limited to educational TV programming

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(WBIR- Roane County) While most East Tennessee jails allow inmates some TV time, Roane County officials put a restriction on the remote controls, limiting television programming to educational channels for those behind bars.

Manufacturer reopening its Harriman facility

A manufacturing facility that closed in Roane County in 2011 will reopen in 2014.

operated a a long product finishing facility in Harriman that was shut down in 2011 due to poor market conditions. The company announced Thursday they will reopen the location by April 2014, and will hire 61 new employees over the next two years.

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Your local weather forecast from the WBIR weather team.

Thursday: Rain moving in during the morning hours and continuing into the afternoon. Rain is then expected to change to light snow by mid-to-late afternoon as temperatures start to fall. A light accumulation or dusting is possible Thursday night with some icy or slick roads possible. Highs in the lower 40s, but falling to near freezing by evening.

Roane Co. moves forward after coal ash spill

(WBIR) Sunday marked the fifth anniversary of the Kingston Coal Ash Spill.

On a frigid morning, back in 2008, an outer wall to the coal ash pond at the Kingston Fossil Plant collapsed, pouring millions of gallons of coal ash into the Clinch and Emory rivers.

The clean-up process is still going on.

"We were like any small town," said Kingston Mayor Troy Beets of the city before the spill occurred.