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.
A derailed train on the Norfolk & Southern Line has been moved out of the way of traffic.
"It's just been sitting there," says William Wright who lives nearby. "I have no idea what the problem it. It's a waste of time sitting here."
That was the concern through late Monday afternoon. There were no signs warning travelers the train crossing the road was disabled.
An email sent Monday afternoon from Norfolk & Southern confirmed 17 of the 110 coal cars on that train had derailed. None of the coal cars lost their load, and no coal was spilled.
For people who drive along that stretch of Route 75 and are familiar with the area, the tracks are right behind Rocky Top Pizza.