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Temperatures were continuing to drop throughout the region as arctic air began sweeping through the area this morning, prompting school closings and delays and the potential for hazardous travel conditions.

A Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman reported mainly wet roads as of 2:30 a.m. throughout East Tennessee but falling rain began turning to snow in many places by 3:30 a.m. By 4 a.m. TDOT was reporting snow was sticking to some roads. Click here for updates on TDOT road conditions.

Central dispatchers in some of the region’s higher elevations were reporting no serious problems by just before 4:30, but conditions were expected to worsen as temperatures dropped and wet roads became slick.

Click here for WJHL’s forecast.

Wise County Virginia central dispatch reported no significant road hazards as of 3:30 a.m. but road crews had been called to a few spots in Big Stone Gap known to become treacherous during inclement weather, including Dogwood Drive.

Virginia Department of Transportation spokeswoman Michelle Earl said around 5:30 a.m. that Russell, Washington, Lee and Wise counties were only reporting snow patches and wind.

Schools across the region were closing or delaying opening due to the potential for hazardous conditions. Click here for an updated list of closings.

Keep checking WJHL.com for continuously updated weather and road conditions.

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