Knox County mosquito spraying rescheduled for equipment failure

Knox County mosquito spraying rescheduled due to equipment failure

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Milligan Street spray area (source: Knox County Health Department) Milligan Street spray area (source: Knox County Health Department)
Asheville Highway/Carter spray area (source: Knox County Health Department) Asheville Highway/Carter spray area (source: Knox County Health Department)

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Two areas originally scheduled for mosquito spraying on the night of Thursday, Sept. 26 will now be sprayed Sunday, Sept. 29 due to equipment problems with a spray truck.

Spraying in the Milligan Street and Asheville Highway/Carter areas was scheduled after lab reports confirmed the presence of West Nile Virus.

The Knox County Health Department will spray the affected areas between 9 p.m. and midnight, weather permitting.

Milligan Street spray area

  • North Cherry Street, north of Magnolia Avenue, west of North Beaman Street and south of I-40
  • Lakeside and Kirkwood Streets
  • American Avenue

Asheville Highway/Carter spray area

  • Carter Mill Subdivision
  • Knox County's Carter Park
  • Strawberry Plains Pike from Asheville Highway to Carter School Road
  • Carter School Road from Strawberry Plains Pike to Asheville Highway
  • Asheville Highway from Carter School Road to Strawberry Plains Pike

These areas are scheduled for a follow-up spray on Thursday, Oct. 10.

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