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ROANE: TDOT road construction roundup

ROANE: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

ROANE COUNTY, SR 1 /US 27 over Shanty Branch near Poland Hollow Road: Motorists should be alert for traffic shifts and new traffic patterns through this bridge repair project.  Motorists should be alert for workers and equipment present and use extreme caution in this area.

 

Thin line between Sandy rain and snow keeps road crews busy

Thin line between Sandy rain and snow keeps road crews busy

The potential for piles of snow in the higher elevations of East Tennessee from Superstorm Sandy kept road crews busy Tuesday.  That includes Cocke County where the highway department maintains 700 miles of roads, many of which are in mountainous areas.

Nearly a dozen flights cancelled at McGhee Tyson Airport

Nearly a dozen flights cancelled at McGhee Tyson Airport

Superstorm Sandy is causing flight delays and cancellations throughout the country.

So far, more than 15,000 flights have been cancelled and in Knoxville, we are seeing the effects.

Robin Vanleigh is sort of lucky, "I'm going from here to Chicago to Phoenix."

She's not headed to the Northeast, but she's still worried about her flight plan.

"So far, everything is on time, but since I am flying into Chicago and Sandy is making her way closer and closer, I am getting a little concerned that I might get stuck there," explained Robin.

Woman killed in a single car crash in Kingston

Woman killed in a single car crash in Kingston

A woman was killed in a single car crash on Gallaher Road, near the intersection with highway 70, in Kingston shortly after three on Saturday afternoon.  

Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed that Teresa Duff, 47, of Kingston was driving southbound when she drove off the road.  Duff over-corrected and lost control over her SUV.  Her 2003 Kia Sorento traveled across both lanes of traffic, stuck a tree and caught on fire.  

ROANE: TDOT road construction roundup

ROANE: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

 

ROANE COUNTY, SR 58 at SR 72: Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures with flaggers present through this intersection improvement project. Motorists should expect potential delays and use caution in this area.

ROANE COUNTY, SR 1 /US 70 at Old Kingston Highway: Beginning Monday, August 27, 2012, motorists should be alert for traffic shifts and new traffic patterns through this project. Motorists should use extreme caution in this area.

Roane, Campbell enforcing "no refusal" law this weekend

Roane, Campbell enforcing "no refusal" law this weekend

State officials are gearing up for another holiday weekend by focusing on the state's "no refusal" law.

Friday, a number of law enforcement leaders and prosecutors gathered in Knoxville to announce that Roane and Campbell counties will add patrols on Labor Day weekend.

They want to ensure people traveling Tennessee roads are aware of new rules facing suspected truck drivers.

The "no refusal" law took effect in July.

The Labor Day enforcement will focus on 16 counties state-wide.

Traffic problems to be addressed at Dyllis Springs Elementary

Traffic problems to be addressed at Dyllis Springs Elementary

A new elementary school in Roane County is attracting attention for what happening inside and outside of its walls.

Dyllis Springs Elementary School in Oliver Springs opened its doors to students for the first time ever last week. More than 400 children attend classes in a new building that uses geothermal energy and other energy efficient building materials.

While many parents are excited to have their children attend the school, some say they would like to see problems affecting traffic congestion at the school fixed.