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Drought Conditions And Wind Creating Elevated Fire Danger Thursday

Gusty winds, low humidity, and ongoing drought conditions are leading to elevated fire danger for the Upper Cumberland Thursday. Drought conditions are particularly worse in the northern part of the region. Baxter Fire Chief Matthew White said in these kinds of conditions, a forgotten cigarette butt or spilled ashtray can create a dangerous situation. “Of course, the conditions you’re in ... Read More »

Black Ice On Roadways Main Concern Entering Night

Pickett County road conditions have improved throughout the day, but black ice the main concern entering nightfall. Sheriff Dana Dowdy said main and state roads are passable. Several secondary roads and most bridges remain treacherous. Dowdy said Clark Mountain remains frozen. Dowdy said no major vehicle accidents have been reported and most cases of power outages are restored. Read More »

Progress Made On Roads, But Crews Prepare For More Accumulation

While a peeking sun and a slight increase in temperature helped clear roads, crews are preparing for another evening of service Wednesday with a third round of winter weather on the way. Putnam County Road Supervisor Randy Jones said state and primary roads are in good shape for now, but secondary roads are still icy. “We still got some of ... Read More »