More than an inch of snow fell in Oak Ridge on Sunday.
The snow started falling at about 1 p.m. Sunday and continued until about 9. Oak Ridge Today measured close to 1.5 inches of snow in central Oak Ridge.
Some side streets were still snow covered at about 10 p.m. Sunday, but heavily traveled roads and main roads such as South Illinois Avenue were mostly clear except for some slush. That raised the possibility that some surfaces might freeze overnight with the low forecast around 26 degrees Fahrenheit.
There is a 40% chance of snow in the Oak Ridge area before 2 a.m. Monday, according to the National Weather Service in Morristown.
The NWS warned of patches of ice on roads overnight Sunday and Monday morning, especially on bridges and overpasses.
“Drive safely and slow down,” forecasters said.
Firefighters in Oak Ridge and Anderson County warned of some slick and dangerous roads Sunday evening.
The NWS said there is a 20% chance of snow before 4 p.m. Monday, and the high is expected to be near 35.
The NWS said snow bands with moderate snowfall will continue through midnight in northeast Tennessee and southwest Virginia, and a gradual decrease in snow is expected.
More information will be added as it becomes available.
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