More troopers, officers to patrol Highway 70 in Tennessee

Posted at 8:27 AM, Oct 23, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-24 20:19:18-04

Drivers can expect to see more officers and Tennessee Highway Patrol troopers on Highway 70 this week. 

Beginning Tuesday, law enforcement will target the more than 500-mile stretch of Highway 70.

Troopers said they will look for distracted or aggressive drivers, focusing on high-crash periods on the road – those tend to be Tuesdays and Fridays between 11 a.m. and 8 p.m.

Officers will also look for people speeding or putting other drivers at risk.

The effort is happening across the state, spanning from west to East Tennessee.