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Slide Closes Northbound Alcoa Highway In Knoxville

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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The inbound lanes of a major commuter route into Knoxville are blocked because of a rock slide.

Rocks tumbled onto the Alcoa Highway early Wednesday, according to WVLT-TV. Northbound traffic was being diverted onto John Sevier Highway to get around the slide, which occurred near the Marine center.

A truck ran into the rocks and the driver was taken to a hospital.

The northbound lanes remain closed while transportation officials determine whether a rock wall is stable. The highway is also known as U.S. 129.

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