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Minute-by-minute: Morning weather conditions

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7:43am - GDOT reports that all roads in the Channel 3 viewing area are open.

7:02am - Still some flurries around Dalton, but not sticking to the ground.

6:58am - Jupiter Road in Dade County is closed.

6:41am - The W Road and Roberts Mill Road are both closed.

6:37 am - Interstate 24 at Monteagle is clear, but nearby surrounding roads are slick and icy in spots.

6:36am - Channel 3 facebook friend Dustin Cox tells us that "Roads are very Icy in Rocky Face and 75 around Carbondale"

6:35am - Puddles have frozen over in many areas, including Dalton, creating patches of very slippery roads.

6:28am - Channel 3 Eyewitness News Reporter Sara Sidery reports that conditions in Bradley County are cold and freezing, with the doors to one of the Channel 3 trucks frozen shut.

6:00am - Interstate 75 Exit 333 NB entrance ramp from Walnut Avenue in Dalton from an accident.

There are reports of icy roads in Dace County, GA as well.

5:32am - Further south in Dalton, Channel 3 Eyewitness News Reporter Kimberly Barbour reports ice on the roadways and some snow flurries. She also repeated a common observations by the Channel 3 crews in the field this morning: the winds are increasing and the temperatures are dropping.

5:03am - Areas near Pikeville and Dunlap are labeled by the Tennessee Department of Transportation as having icy patches, but many other roads appear to be clear.

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The high temperature is expected to climb to a pretty chilly 22 degrees today, with an overnight low of 5 degrees.

Many school throughout the region are closed, anticipating the severe winter weather.

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4:53am - At Monteagle, Channel 3 Eyewitness News Reporter Megan Brantley reports that the temperatures are dropping rapidly, with more snow and wind.

Visitors have not been deterred by the cold weather, heading to a nearby Waffle House for a warm breakfast.

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