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Wicked Weather: Rain, wind and snow cause problems across county

(C)2013 NPT PHOTO BY DAVID POPIEL

Rural Medical Center's Cosby Clinic is barely seen across Highway 73
during wind and snow weather.
Published: 9:51 AM, 03/07/2013
 

Author: Rick Hooper
Source: The Newport Plain Talk

NEWPORT—Heavy rains, strong winds and snow caused travel problems, power outage and closed schools in Cocke County Tuesday and Wednesday.

Some low-lying areas suffered minor flooding Tuesday as heavy rains moved through the area. The rains were accompanied by strong wind gusts, which caused multiple powers outages.

According to Jimmy Robertson of Newport Utilities, the utility had 108 outages due to the weather. Over 100 of these were due to windblown trees tearing down power lines in the residential area across from I-40 Truck Stop on Edwina Road. 

For more details, please see the Thursday edition of the Newport Plain Talk.

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