Friday, January 18, 2013

Roadway Summary
The winter weather wreaked havoc on roadways around the region. In Northeast Tennessee Interstate 26 was not moving at all during afternoon commute. At least two tractor trailers jack knifed added to the slushy snowfall equals some travelers stuck in their vehicles with no way for emergency crews to get to them. Some commuters reported a seven hour ride home. The roadways from Bristol to Johnson City gave drivers a challenge. Parts of the roadway were shut down and traffic rerouted and traffic was at a crawl. In Erwin the slippery roadway sent a woman and her children into a waterway. They were all rescued. Kingsport schools has a city bus that slid off the roadway and stranded the ten bus riders for two hours. In southwest Virginia the roadways in Wise County were shut down after they were hit extremely hard by the snow. Several minor accidents were reported all throught the region. Several others were out on roadways in the evening hours even after local police asked for people to get to a safe location and stay put. (CC)

Friday, October 31, 2014

  • Child Neglect Trial Date Set for January
  • Police Crash Halloween Party in Elizabethton, Find Drugs and Sawed-Off Shotgun
  • Old Bunks from Virginia Intermont Get Use in Southwest Virginia
  • Johnson City Man Charged with Stealing $8,000 of Construction Equipment
  • Man Killed by Train in Johnson City Identified
  • Man Found Shot to Death in Home in Greene County
  • Bridge in Kingsport to Carry The Name of Decorated Vietnam Soldier
  • Boone Lake Reservoir Going Down Five Weeks Early for Sinkhole, Seepage Investigation
  • Johnson City Man Charged in Restaurant Burglary
  • Federal Funding Problems Delay Northeast Tennessee Road Projects
  • Meth-Making Charges Filed Against Damascus Man
  • VDOT Gets More Funding, More Equipment for 2014-15 Snow Removal



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