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All lanes of Alcoa Hwy reopened after dump truck accident

2:18 PM, Apr 26, 2013   |    comments
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Blount County dispatchers say all lanes of Alcoa Highway reopened around 1:40 pm.

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The northbound lanes of Alcoa Highway are shut down Friday afternoon, after an accident involving a dump truck.

The accident was reported around 11:40 am near Wheeler Road in Blount County, close to the Kia dealership.

The dump truck, which was carrying a load of dirt, overturned, blocking the roadway.

Emergency officials aren't sure how long the road will be closed.  Pellissippi Parkway is the preferred detour around the closure.

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