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Snow-covered roads, frigid conditions causing problems

The Unicoi County Sheriff’s Department is reporting dangerous road conditions as another winter snow has fallen throughout the region.
Roadways throughout Unicoi County are slick and snow covered, but authorities are reporting the worst conditions in Unicoi and the the northern parts of the county.
Frigid temperatures — 16 degrees in Erwin at 6:15 a.m. in Erwin — have hampered efforts to keep roads clear.
The Unicoi County Highway Department has been working throughout the night, but the continual snow and the very cold conditions have not helped.
Motorists are urged to use caution, especially on bridges along Interstate 26, described as “in bad shape.”
Main Avenue in Erwin is snow covered, but crews are continuing efforts to clear roads.