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American Red Cross hosts fundraiser in Knoxville Monday

American Red Cross hosts fundraiser in Knoxville Monday

The American Red Cross is hosting a Hurricane Sandy recovery effort fundraiser at its West Knoxville location on Monday.

The fundraiser drive-thru will be open from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm at its location on 6921 Middlebrook Pike.

The organization is asking for people to drop off monetary donations only.

Some local celebrities will make stops at the drive-thru. The Knoxville Ice Bears' hockey players are scheduled to drop by around 2:00 pm. Pro Bass Master Ott DeFoe will visit with people from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm.

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.

Superstorm Sandy delays flights in East Tennessee

Superstorm Sandy delays flights in East Tennessee

Thousands of flights are canceled throughout the country. At McGhee
Tyson airport, as of 8:00 am Tuesday 6 flights had been canceled with
more expected throughout the day and Wednesday.

The cities affected are New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

If your travel plans include Atlanta and Charlotte, those destinations are showing on time departures, however, you might have s canceled flight from there.

The airport in Chattanooga shows no cancellations. The Nashville airport has cancellations all over the Northeast.

Cocke Co. fire crew heads to Miss. for assistance

Cocke Co. fire crew heads to Miss. for assistance

Some East Tennessee firefighters are on their way to the Gulf region.

The Grassy Fork Volunteer Fire Department in Cocke County has worked with coastal Mississippi firefighters in past storm efforts.

As of Friday evening, they were headed to Hancock County, Mississippi to assist first responders there.

Work at scene of I-40 rockslide finished

Work at scene of I-40 rockslide finished

After months of construction, work on the I-40 rockslide in Cocke County is complete.

Last winter, a rockslide shut down the westbound lanes of I-40 in Cocke County, close to the Tennessee-North Carolina state line.  Eventually, one lane was reopened for traffic.

In recent weeks, TDOT got both lanes open, but there were still barriers around the rock slide.

Gov. Haslam declares disaster for flood zones

Gov. Haslam declares disaster for flood zones

Some financial help is on the way for victims of this month's floods in East Tennessee.

Governor Bill Haslam announced a U.S. Small Business Administration Disaster Declaration for several counties after severe storms and flooding damaged homes and businesses on August 5.

The declaration includes hard-hit Washington County as well as Greene and Hawkins counties.

It makes homeowners and businesses affected by the disaster eligible for low-interest loans.