Two Knoxville neighborhoods to be sprayed for mosquitoes

Two Knoxville neighborhoods to be sprayed for mosquitoes after West Nile found

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Gulf Park spray area (source: Knox County Health Dept.) Gulf Park spray area (source: Knox County Health Dept.)
Fourth Avenue spray area (source: Knox County Health Dept.) Fourth Avenue spray area (source: Knox County Health Dept.)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two Knoxville neighborhoods will be sprayed for mosquitoes Thursday night after lab reports confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus.

The infected mosquitoes were found in the Gulf Park area near Cedar Bluff Road and the Fourth Avenue area near Interstate 275.

The Knox County Health Department will spray those neighborhoods on Thursday, Aug. 29 between 9 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting.

Signs will be posted in the affected areas to alert residents to stay inside and keep pets inside or in the backyard.

Thursday night's spray area includes:

Gulf Park area

Dutchtown Road from Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) to Blessed Way including Manis Lane and the area around CAK; Embarcadero Drive; Cortez Drive; Tallahassee Drive; Sanders Road from Dutchtown Road to Venice Road; Venice Road; Ethans Glen Drive; Tampa Road; Suwannee Road; Gulf Park Drive; Galveston Road; Naples Road; Sarasota Drive; Mobile Drive; Briarwood Drive; Laurel Hill Road; and the areas around Cedar Bluff Primary and Cedar Bluff Middle School.

Fourth Avenue

Cooper Street north of West Fifth Avenue; West Fifth Avenue from Cooper Street to Boyd Street; West Fourth Avenue; Elm Street; Marion Street; Dameron Avenue; Hatton Avenue; Burgess Avenue; Baxter Avenue from Elm Street to Wray Street; Lee Street; and Bernard Avenue.

A follow-up spray will be conducted on Thursday, Sept. 12.

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