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Bitter cold cost Knox Co. Schools nearly $50K

School leaders canceled classes two days last week after the single-digit temperatures caused pipes to break and heaters to malfunction in several schools.

WBIR Olympic Opening Ceremonies Torch Relay

WBIR Olympic Opening Ceremonies Torch Relay

WBIR is inviting our community to take part in a Knoxville-wide Olympic torch bearer relay in celebration of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics and to raise money for our friends at the United Way of Greater Knoxville.

Church broadcasts service despite frozen pipes

A local church found some innovative ways to continue their service Wednesday evening, even though church goers weren't allowed in the building.

A pastor at Calvary Chapel in South Knoxville says they had frozen pipes. Since the church had no running water, it had to cancel its service at the chapel, but still broadcast the sermon online and on the radio.

Man charged with robbing 3 Knox Co. students at bus stop

Knoxville Police have charged one of two men they say robbed three students at a South Knoxville bus stop in November.

Shelters opening during dangerously cold temps

Shelters opening during dangerously cold temps

A couple of shelters have opened in East Tennessee to help folks trying to stay safe from the cold.

In Greene County, a shelter is open at Hal Henard Elementary School on East Vann Road. The director of emergency management says cots will be set up at the school, but there will not be food available.

Flights canceled, delayed at McGhee Tyson Airport

Flights canceled, delayed at McGhee Tyson Airport

Travelers need to check their flight statuses early in the week because many airlines are having delays and cancellations due to the winter storm.

The issues aren't caused by the weather in East Tennessee, but the weather in other states.

Road crews continue to treat roads

Road crews continue to treat roads

The following is a regularly-updated report on conditions across East Tennessee as an arctic blast arrives.

District 17

All counties (Hancock, Hawkins, Hamblen, Greene, Washington, Unicoi, Sullivan, Carter and Johnson) have a dusting to 1" except the mountains which have 1"-2" inches. No roadway issues anywhere in the district. Light snow blowing with somewhat heavier snow in the mountain areas. Crews are treating roadways.

District 18