Alcoa Highway reopened following single-vehicle crash

The highway was expected to be closed for 6 hours for clean-up.
Published: Oct. 16, 2021 at 6:43 AM EDT|Updated: Oct. 16, 2021 at 11:00 AM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - The Alcoa Police Department said they arrived on the scene of a single-vehicle crash at around 3:45 a.m. Saturday morning.

The crash occurred near Starlite and Singleton Station.

Officers said the vehicle had struck a utility pole, causing power lines to hang over the highway. The driver sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital by family members.

Officers said all four lanes of Alcoa Highway would be shut down for around six hours to allow crews to recover the utility pole and its lines.

Drivers on Southbound 129 were directed to Topside Road, and those who were going Northbound 129 were directed either to Westbound Pellissippi Parkway or back onto Southbound 129.

The portion of Alcoa Highway closed reopened around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning.

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