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COCKE: TDOT road construction roundup

COCKE: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

HAMBLEN: TDOT road construction roundup

HAMBLEN: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

HAMBLEN COUNTY, I-81 North and South near Exit 8:  Motorists should be alert for possible lane closures and rolling roadblocks approaching this area between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. as crews perform overhead bridge work in this area. Motorists should be alert for slow moving traffic and use extreme caution approaching this area.

Update: Greeneville pedestrian killed on Chuckey Hwy

Update: Greeneville pedestrian killed on Chuckey Hwy

Authorities have identified a pedestrian killed in a fatal accident in Greeneville Saturday.

A THP spokesman says 48-year-old Victor A. Evans of Greeneville was walking down Chuckey Highway in Greeneville when a car struck and killed him.

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A vehicle struck and killed an unidentified pedestrian early Saturday morning in Greene County.

According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, the victim was walking down Chuckey Highway in Greeneville, when a car struck and killed him.

Thin line between Sandy rain and snow keeps road crews busy

Thin line between Sandy rain and snow keeps road crews busy

The potential for piles of snow in the higher elevations of East Tennessee from Superstorm Sandy kept road crews busy Tuesday.  That includes Cocke County where the highway department maintains 700 miles of roads, many of which are in mountainous areas.

Nearly a dozen flights cancelled at McGhee Tyson Airport

Nearly a dozen flights cancelled at McGhee Tyson Airport

Superstorm Sandy is causing flight delays and cancellations throughout the country.

So far, more than 15,000 flights have been cancelled and in Knoxville, we are seeing the effects.

Robin Vanleigh is sort of lucky, "I'm going from here to Chicago to Phoenix."

She's not headed to the Northeast, but she's still worried about her flight plan.

"So far, everything is on time, but since I am flying into Chicago and Sandy is making her way closer and closer, I am getting a little concerned that I might get stuck there," explained Robin.

TDOT worker: "I'm in pain, but I'm still alive."

TDOT worker: "I'm in pain, but I'm still alive."

"The first thing I did was hit my knees," Amanda Chesney said.

She's describing her reaction to the news her husband, 34-year-old Josh Chesney, had been struck by a vehicle while on the job.

Chesney, a TDOT employee hired just last month, was working on a paving project on Highway 11-E in Jefferson City Wednesday afternoon when it happened.

Chesney had stepped out to try to slow and stop the traffic, according to Jefferson City Police.

Experimental plane crashes in Greene County

Experimental plane crashes in Greene County

The crash of an experimental plane has left two people injured in Greene County.