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Alcoa Highway lanes reopen following Saturday morning crash

The crash injured one person and closed all four lanes of Alcoa Highway for hours.
Alcoa Highway reopens after a crash that injured one person on Saturday morning closed all four lanes, according to the city’s spokesperson Emily Assenmacher.
Published: Jun. 18, 2022 at 10:46 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 18, 2022 at 4:53 PM EDT
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ALCOA, Tenn. (WVLT) - Alcoa Highway reopens after a crash that injured one person on Saturday morning closed all four lanes, according to the city’s spokesperson Emily Assenmacher.

At around 9:15 a.m., officials said the Alcoa Police Department and Alcoa Fire Department were dispatched to Buick Drive on Alcoa Highway to a single motor vehicle crash. When on the scene, officers reportedly found an electric pole had been struck, causing power lines to fall across all four highway lanes.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured, but the passenger suffered a broken arm and was transferred to the hospital by American Medical Response, Assenmacher told WVLT News.

“Both Northbound and Southbound lanes will be closed for multiple hours,” Assenmacher said. “The APD will continue to provide updates on the status of the lane closures.”

As of 12:06 p.m., Alcoa officials said the highway was expected to be shut down for approximately eight hours.

Officials encourage travelers to use alternate routes at this time.

UPDATE 6/18/2022 4:14 p.m.: All four lanes of US 129 are now open. UPDATE 6/18/2022 12:06p.m.: The highway is expected...

Posted by Alcoa Police Department on Saturday, June 18, 2022

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