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article imagePhoto Essay: Winter Storm Khan visits Tennessee Special

By Greta McClain     Jan 27, 2013 in World
Crossville - Tennessee is infamous for its fickle winter weather, going from frigid temperatures and conditions to nearly spring like days perfect for a hike or picnic. This winter has been no exception.
Last weekend, Digital Journal took a trip to Tennessee's Center Hill Lake and the Cumberland Plateau area, finding temperatures in the mid 50's to be perfect for a winter hike.
Five short days later, Winter Storm Khan swept through Tennessee and much of the south east, causing a state of emergency to be declared in much of the state. Freezing rain left many in the eastern portion of Tennessee without power, and even claimed the life of a Tennessee Highway Patrol officer when his vehicle slid off the icy roadway.
Digital Journal wanted to compare the conditions found on January 19th, with the weather conditions in the area on January 25th. Traveling along I40 East towards Knoxville, a winter wonderland slowly began to emerge. Although temperatures were much cooler as we approached Center Hill Lake, it was not we reached the Cumberland Plateau and finally stopped in Crossville, Tennessee that the impact of Winter Storm Khan became clear. For safety reason, we decided not to venture any further eastward, but we did take time to capture a few pictures from the parking lot of a hotel before stopping at a local restaurant.
A sheet of ice can be seen in a Crossville  Tennessee parking lot.
A sheet of ice can be seen in a Crossville, Tennessee parking lot.
Ice clings to the wheel well of a car parked at a the Brass Lantern restaurant in Crossville  TN.
Ice clings to the wheel well of a car parked at a the Brass Lantern restaurant in Crossville, TN.
A sheet of ice forms on the hood of a truck in the parking lot of a hotel in Crossville  TN.
A sheet of ice forms on the hood of a truck in the parking lot of a hotel in Crossville, TN.
Ice drapes power lines in Crossville  TN
Ice drapes power lines in Crossville, TN
We also ventured a few short miles south, capturing a few scenes in a residential neighborhood.
Ice covers a child s tricycle
Ice covers a child's tricycle
Ice can been seen hanging from the front of this house.
Ice can been seen hanging from the front of this house.
*Digital Journal apologizes that some of the photos are somewhat out of focus. The cold rains, temperature, sleet and overall inhospitable weather conditions made it difficult to get clear shots at times.*
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