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Snow falls on parts of South, poor visibility contributes to string of crashes on Tenn.'s I-75
JELLICO, Tenn. (AP) ' As a winter storm has dumped several inches of snow on parts of the South, about 20 vehicles have been involved in crashes along a three-mile stretch of Interstate 75 in northern Tennessee.
The eight crashes were original reported by Campbell County dispatch as a chain-reaction pileup that involved 10 to 15 vehicles including multiple tractor-trailers and a Greyhound bus. Police said a juvenile was seriously injured.
Tennessee Highway Patrol Sgt. Stacy Heatherly said the crashes were reported shortly before 2 p.m. Sunday in near "white-out" conditions caused by heavy snowfall and fog. All lanes of Interstate 75 had reopened by early evening.
The weather service was predicting several inches of snow to fall on parts of Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia. The storm system was expected to move off the Mid-Atlantic coast on Sunday night.