An Arctic front brought snow to East Tennessee early Tuesday morning, and some schools will be closed or start later than normal.
A small amount of snow fell in Oak Ridge, maybe a half-inch or so. Oak Ridge Schools are operating on normal schedules.
Anderson County Schools and Clinton City Schools are both closed due to road conditions.
Roane State Community College campuses are opening at 10 a.m. local time.
The forecast for the Knoxville area called for a 50 percent chance of snow before 10 a.m. Tuesday. Conditions were expected to be cloudy, then gradually becoming mostly sunny, with a high near 33.
The temperature is forecast to drop to about 16 degrees overnight Tuesday night before warming about 10 degrees on Wednesday.
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