The first snowfall of the year caused problems for drivers in the South Knoxville area Tuesday morning.
The snow didn’t start falling in Seymour and South Knoxville until about 7 a.m., but the forecast already led to the closures of both Sevier County Schools and Knox County Schools the night before. The closures were rightfully made, as roads started to ice in South Knoxville on Tuesday around 10 a.m.
According to the Knoxville Police Department, salt trucks were dispatched to the South Knoxville area after reports of icing on several roads, including Red Bud Rd.
The KPD warned drivers to “please exercise caution if you are traveling,” on their official Facebook page Tuesday. The KPD also reminded drivers to remove all the snow and ice from vehicles before driving. “Keep it slow and increase your following distance. Your safety and the safety of others is of the utmost importance when driving in inclement weather,” the post continued.