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American Red Cross hosts fundraiser in Knoxville Monday

American Red Cross hosts fundraiser in Knoxville Monday

The American Red Cross is hosting a Hurricane Sandy recovery effort fundraiser at its West Knoxville location on Monday.

The fundraiser drive-thru will be open from 7:00 am until 6:00 pm at its location on 6921 Middlebrook Pike.

The organization is asking for people to drop off monetary donations only.

Some local celebrities will make stops at the drive-thru. The Knoxville Ice Bears' hockey players are scheduled to drop by around 2:00 pm. Pro Bass Master Ott DeFoe will visit with people from 11:30 am until 1:30 pm.

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.

Ice and snow making Cherohala Skyway "treacherous"

Ice and snow making Cherohala Skyway "treacherous"

Road crews are working to clear a Monroe County highway where snow and ice has made driving treacherous.

According to TDOT, the Cherohala Skyway (State Route 165) in Monroe County, from Tellico Plains to the state line, is extremely hazardous Tuesday morning.  There are reports of more than two inches of ice on the roadway.

Superstorm Sandy delays flights in East Tennessee

Superstorm Sandy delays flights in East Tennessee

Thousands of flights are canceled throughout the country. At McGhee
Tyson airport, as of 8:00 am Tuesday 6 flights had been canceled with
more expected throughout the day and Wednesday.

The cities affected are New York, Philadelphia, and Washington D.C.

If your travel plans include Atlanta and Charlotte, those destinations are showing on time departures, however, you might have s canceled flight from there.

The airport in Chattanooga shows no cancellations. The Nashville airport has cancellations all over the Northeast.

Tellico Plains KOA won't be rebuilt after EF-2 tornado

Tellico Plains KOA won't be rebuilt after EF-2 tornado

A popular Monroe County campground will not be rebuilt after it was destroyed by a tornado this spring.

Tellico Plains KOA found itself in the path of an EF-2 tornado March 2.  That storm damaged more than 30 homes. 

The campground, which is owned by the Stokely Company of Knoxville, annually brought Monroe County more than $5,000 in lodging tax revenue, according to Tellico Plains Mayor Patrick Hawkins.

The Stokely Company released this statement on its decision July 30: