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Roads turn treacherous as region placed under snow advisory

Timesnews.net Staff Report • Feb 17, 2007 at 6:30 AM

Kingsport Fire Department members work to extricate victims from a car involved in a wreck on I-26 near Rock Springs Road Saturday afternoon. David Grace photo.


Police and rescue workers throughout the Tri-Cities had their hands full Saturday afternoon and evening as falling snow and cold temperatures made for treacherous driving conditions.

Dozens of wrecks, ranging from one-vehicle mishaps as cars slid off slick roads into ditches or struck poles, to more serious, multiple-car accidents, kept emergency personnel busy as darkness fell and temperatures dropped, turning wet roads icy.

According to the National Weather Service, a snow advisory remains in effect for the region until 9 a.m. Sunday.

Forecasters say that light snow will continue falling across Northeast Tennessee and Southwest Virginia throughout the night. The region could see one to four inches of snow by Sunday morning.

See Sunday's print edition of the Times-News or check the online version later for more details.

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