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Friday, June 21, 2024

Riding the Streets of a Snowy Riverview

Snow Day, January 16th, 2024 - East Center Street at East Sevier Avenue, Kingsport

Here at the beginning of summer with temps in the 90's, let's go back 5 months.


I rode the streets of Riverview back on MLK Day, January 15th and 16th, 2024 on the eve of one of the biggest and coldest snowstorms to hit back home.  It brings back memories of when bad weather at home would band the neighbors together to check on one another, some of them bringing soup, crackers and cornbread to each other, checking on medicines for our seniors, cranking the heat up just a tad and giving a watchful, protective eye out the window on the kids playing in the snow (leave them galoshers at the back door).

This video was taken at 3 PM on January 15th and over the next 12 hours, it snowed about 8 inches to 12 inches of snow in Kingsport on down to Knoxville and almost stranded me in Kingsport (I did run off U.S. 11-E between Jefferson City and Knoxville; not hurt, no car damage thank God, but a scary, one-lane, 7-hour trip from Kingsport to Chattanooga that normally would haven taken three).

It's been my experience that most Black people don't like watching videos, so if you're looking for still pictures, the internet has plenty of them.

This visit starts on Wheatley Street and goes around to canvass the neighborhood.  Click the "play" arrow below and enjoy the snowy video trip around our Riverview!