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Free Child Car Seat Checkpoint Today

Free Child Car Seat Checkpoint Today

The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on today from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80% of all child restraints are used incorrectly. 

During the KPD checkpoint, child car seats will be checked by a certified car seat technician.

The technicians will provide instructions and demonstrate the correct way to install your child's car seat.

Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Feb. 9

Child Safety Seat Checkpoint Feb. 9

The Knoxville Police Department will conduct a free child car seat checkpoint on Saturday, February 9 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at 917 E. Fifth Avenue.

According to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), 80% of all child restraints are used incorrectly. 

During the KPD checkpoint, child car seats will be checked by a certified car seat technician.

The technicians will provide instructions and demonstrate the correct way to install your child's car seat.

How are the roads in your county?

How are the roads in your county?

 

Anderson County

Update 1:00 p.m. TDOT- Rain. Patches of ice. Roads being treated . Temps 20's

Update 11:00 a.m. TDOT-  Rain. Patches of ice. Roads being treated . Temps 20's

Bell County

Dispatchers say there is no sign of ice but the roads are extremely slick.  They have not had any major wrecks.

Blount County

KNOX: TDOT road construction roundup

KNOX: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

KNOX COUNTY, I-640 West Ramp to Western Avenue (Exit 1): On Monday, January 7, 2013 through Wednesday, January 9, 2013, motorists should be alert for possible daily lane closures on this ramp as crews perform concrete roadway repairs. Motorists on I-640 West should be alert for possible slowed or stopped traffic and use extreme caution approaching this area.

Parkside Drive widening could start this summer

Parkside Drive widening could start this summer

The section of Parkside Drive between Seven Oaks Drive and Pellissippi Parkway has ranked
number one for crash volume on two lane roads in Knox County since at least 2003, according to Knox County Public Works and Engineering

They're hoping an expansion project will change that.

Knox County Commission voted Tuesday at their work session to recommend approving a resolution permitting land acquisition for the project.

That means they'll take a final vote next week, but expect to pass it.

Thin line between Sandy rain and snow keeps road crews busy

Thin line between Sandy rain and snow keeps road crews busy

The potential for piles of snow in the higher elevations of East Tennessee from Superstorm Sandy kept road crews busy Tuesday.  That includes Cocke County where the highway department maintains 700 miles of roads, many of which are in mountainous areas.

Nearly a dozen flights cancelled at McGhee Tyson Airport

Nearly a dozen flights cancelled at McGhee Tyson Airport

Superstorm Sandy is causing flight delays and cancellations throughout the country.

So far, more than 15,000 flights have been cancelled and in Knoxville, we are seeing the effects.

Robin Vanleigh is sort of lucky, "I'm going from here to Chicago to Phoenix."

She's not headed to the Northeast, but she's still worried about her flight plan.

"So far, everything is on time, but since I am flying into Chicago and Sandy is making her way closer and closer, I am getting a little concerned that I might get stuck there," explained Robin.