Snow fell in Oak Ridge on Thursday morning, and the snow briefly accumulated before melting in the afternoon.
The snow and winter weather did not affect Oak Ridge Schools, but it did affect other school districts.
Anderson County Schools dismissed early Thursday and will be closed Friday due to the threat of ice and road conditions that could get worse. Two buses, Bus 48 and Bus 50, were unable to continue their routes past Briceville Elementary School on Thursday afternoon, and students were picked up from the building.
Some Roane State Community College campuses closed early Thursday, and the Cumberland and Campbell County campuses will be closed Friday.
Roane County schools are opening on a two-hour delay on Friday due to concerns about ice on roads.
The National Weather Service in Morristown said temperatures in the region will drop into the teens and 20s tonight (Thursday, February 20). Any moisture on roads will freeze and create ice, especially on secondary roads, bridges, and overpasses, the NWS said.
“Drive with caution this evening into Friday morning,” the NWS said.
More information will be added as it becomes available.