Heavy rain will continue to fall across the mountains. Flood Warnings are already out for most of the area through later this afternoon. A Flood Watch continues for everyone through tomorrow night. A Winter Storm Warning goes into effect later today for most of the area. The rain will start to transition to freezing rain/sleet and snow by later this evening, generally between 8 p.m. and midnight. Keep it locked to WYMT for updates.
JOHNSON CITY, TN (WYMT/WJHL) - One of the largest health care providers in the area will make significant cuts in the coming days.
Officials with Mountain States Health Alliance say they will eliminate 161 positions or about 1.5% of their workforce.
Some of the positions are vacancies that have not been filled, but most of them will affect current employees.
System officials say the cuts are necessary due to the loss of millions of dollars in reimbursements and patient volume.
Mountain States runs two hospitals in our area, Dickenson Community and Norton Community in Southwest Virginia.