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Truck hauling trash overturns, closes part of Highway 70 in Pegram

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Posted at 10:15 AM, Feb 22, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-22 11:24:55-05

PEGRAM, Tenn. (WTVF) — A truck hauling trash overturned on Highway 70 in Cheatham County, causing a huge mess on the side of the road.

The incident happened Friday morning in Pegram. EMA Director Edwin Hogan confirmed that Highway 70 is closed at Sam Creek Road.

A photo from the scene showed piles of garbage scattered along the roadside and into a creek.

One minor injury was reported.

It’s unclear what caused the truck to overturn or how long it would take to clean up.