ALCOA, Tenn. (WATE) – Tennessee Department of Transportation said late Wednesday night the incident had been cleared and all lanes were open just before 10 p.m.
On Wednesday evening, one northbound lane had remained blocked and all southbound lanes had reopened following a crash and downed power lines.
Traffic remained heavy and congested and slow-moving. TDOT saying the incident was expected to be cleared by 10:10 p.m.
Earlier Wednesday afternoon, the northbound lanes of Alcoa Highway were shut down Wednesday afternoon following a major crash involving several vehicles, according to Alcoa police.
The crash happened at Air Base Road just after 4 p.m.
Traffic in both directions of the highway near McGhee Tyson Airport and Pellissippi Parkway was delayed as emergency personnel and lineman crews responded to the scene.
Tennessee Department of Transportation saying Wednesday afternoon that both directions of traffic were being diverted to alternate routes; TDOT spokesman Mark Nagi said the event caused downed utility lines.
Blount County dispatch confirming the downed power lines were a result of the crash.
No further details were yet available.
This is a developing story – WATE 6 On Your Side is working to learn more and will update as additional details are made available.