Roads are slippery, several crashes have been reported, and Key Springs Road, which goes down into Marlow, has been closed, the Oak Ridge Police Department said Monday morning.
“Roads are very slick in Oak Ridge,” the ORPD said. “If you must drive, slow down and use caution! Stay home if you don’t need to be out.”
The icy conditions had led school systems to close—including in Oak Ridge, Anderson County, Clinton, and Roane County—and some organization opened late, including the City of Oak Ridge and Roane County Courthouse. The Anderson County Courthouse is closed, and so is Roane State Community College.
A layer of ice had coated the ground Monday morning, making roads and sidewalks slippery.
There were reports of ice in Oak Ridge and across Anderson County and even on heavily traveled roads such as Interstate 40. There have been many reports of vehicles sliding off of roadways and into ditches, among other collisions.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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