Snowfall across East Tenn. closes schools early

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – Snowfall across East Tennessee led several school districts to call off classes early Tuesday, but slippery roads complicated getting the students home.

Media reported several districts sent students home late Tuesday morning as the snow began to fall. By early Tuesday evening, districts were starting to cancel classes for Wednesday.

Buses in Sevier County were having trouble as road conditions worsened, and some turned around and carried students back to school. All the affected children had made it home by Tuesday afternoon, according to media reports.

In Knox County, several buses had trouble, sliding off roads, and one collided with a car. Dispatchers said no one was hurt.

The National Weather Service in Morristown says between 1 and 4 inches of accumulation was expected in the region by midnight with overnight lows approaching zero.