REGIONAL EYE CENTER

 

OPERATION SNOW WATCH

 

WEDNESDAY

 

 

TENNESSEE

 CARTER COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

ELIZABETHTON CITY SCHOOLS-2 HOUR DELAY

GREENE COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

HANCOCK COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

HAWKINS COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

JOHNSON CITY SCHOOLS-2 HOUR DELAY

JOHNSON COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

PROVIDENCE ACADEMY-2 HOUR DELAY

  ROGERSVILLE CITY SCHOOL-2 HOUR DELAY

SULLIVAN COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

 UNICOI COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

WASHINGTON COUNTY SCHOOLS-2 HOUR DELAY

  

VIRGINIA

BUCHANAN COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

DICKENSON COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

LEE COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

NORTON CITY SCHOOLS-2 HOUR DELAY

RUSSELL COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

SCOTT COUNTY SCHOOLS-2 HOUR DELAY

SMYTH COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

 WISE COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

SOUTHWEST VA COMMUNITY COLLEGE-CLASSES BEGIN AT 10 A.M.

UVA WISE-90 MINUTE DELAY

VA HIGHLANDS COMMUNITY COLLEGE-2 HOUR DELAY

WASHINGTON COUNTY VA SCHOOLS-CLOSED

 

   NORTH CAROLINA

 

ASHE COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

AVERY COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

MADISON COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED-OPTIONAL TEACHER WORK DAY

MITCHELL COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

  WATAUGA COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

YANCEY COUNTY SCHOOLS-CLOSED

 

 

 


 

 

 


WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY


A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR THE TRI-CITIES AND WINTER STORM WARNINGS FOR THE MOUNTAINS REMAIN IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 P.M. WEDNESDAY.  THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE SAYS A SERIES OF DISTURBANCES WILL MOVE THROUGH THE AREA---WITH SEVERAL PERIODS OF SNOW SHOWERS.  1 TO 3 INCHES TOTAL ACCUMULATION ARE POSSIBLE IN THE TRI-CITIES—WITH MORE IN THE MOUNTAINS.  ALONG WITH THE SNOW COMES BITTERLY COLD WIND CHILL VALUES—IN THE SINGLE DIGITS IN THE VALLEYS AND 5 TO 15 BELOW ZERO IN THE MOUNTAINS TONIGHT AND WEDNESDAY NIGHT.

 


NEW HOSPITAL GAINS APPROVAL


PLANS HAVE BEEN APPROVED FOR A NEW HOSPITAL IN UNICOI COUNTY.  IT’S BEEN AN 18-MONTH PROCESS—AS COMMUNITY LEADERS WORKED ON A VISION FOR THE NEW FACILITY.  THE $20-MILLION DOLLAR HOSPITAL WILL INCLUDE A FULL-SERVICE EMERGENCY DEPARTMENT, A CHEST PAIN CENTER AND PHYSICAL THERAPY.  THE NEXT STEP IS SELECTION OF AN ARCHITECT—WHICH IS EXPECTED TO BE FINISHED BY JUNE.  CONSTRUCTION IS SLATED TO BEGIN IN THE SPRING OF 2017 WITH AN OPENING IN THE FALL OF 2018.


SENIOR ALERT


VIRGINIA STATE POLICE HAVE ISSUED AN ALERT FOR A MISSING 73-YEAR OLD MAN.  LEONARD FOX WAS LAST SEEN IN LURAY VIRGINIA—AND HE COULD BE HEADING TOWARD ABINGDON, WHERE HIS SON LIVES.  FOX COULD BE DRIVING A GREEN 1999 FORD RANGER TRUCK—VIRGINIA TAG ZVY-3503.  FOX REPORTEDLY SUFFERS FROM A COGNITIVE IMPAIRMENT. 

 


BOONE DAM UPDATE


AS PART OF THE REPAIR PROCESS, THE TENNESSEE VALLEY AUTHORITY WILL BE CLOSING SOME LAND NEAR BOONE DAM.  STARTING FEBRUARY 16TH, THE EARL LIGHT TRACT ON MINGA ROAD WILL CLOSE—TO MAKE WAY FOR CONSTRUCTION ACTIVITIES, INCLUDING STORAGE FOR EQUIPMENT AND MATERIAL.  ALSO, THE TVA SAYS PHASE TWO WORK OPERATIONS CONTINUE AROUND THE CLOCK 5 DAYS A WEEK.  T-V-A SAYS IT’S USING WEEKENDS FOR MAINTENANCE ACTIVITIES.

 

ONE BURN VICTIM TO BE RELEASED—ONE STILL CRITICAL

A 10-YEAR OLD UNICOI COUNTY BOY BURNED IN A WEEKEND FIRE IS SET TO BE RELEASED FROM VANDERBILT HOSPITAL IN NASHVILLE, WHILE AN 8-YEAR OLD GIRL REMAINS IN A COMA AT THE FACILITY.  THE CAUSE OF THE FIRE REMAINS UNDER INVESTIGATION.  THE UNICOI COUNTY BOARD OF EDUCATION HAS SET UP A BANK ACCOUNT TO HELP THE FAMILY WITH EXPENSES.


 

THREE METH ARRESTS

A HOMEOWNER BLOCKS THREE BREAK-IN SUSPECTS UNTIL WASHINGTON COUNTY VIRGINIA AUTHORITIES ARRIVE.  IT HAPPENED AT A HOME ON LONE STAR ROAD NEAR BRISTOL, AND WHEN DEPUTIES ARRIVED THE VICTIM HAD A VEHICLE BLOCKED.  OFFICERS FOUND STOLEN ITEMS---AND METH.  CRYSTAL YOUNCE OF BRISTOL TENNESSEE, CHRISTOPHER TAYLOR OF BRISTOL VIRGINIA AND NATHAN TAYLOR OF BRISTOL TENNESSEE WERE ALL TAKEN TO JAIL ON A TOTAL OF 11 CHARGES.

 



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