Accidents cause traffic delays
by GREG KAYLOR Banner Staff Writer
Jun 24, 2014 | 1072 views | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend | print

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is in charge of investigating a crash involving an 18-wheeler that reportedly overturned this morning at Exit 33 of Interstate 75 in Charleston.

911 reports noted the crash occurred just before 8 a.m. and snarled travel southbound.

Investigation is continuing.

Also, Cleveland Police Department officers are investigating a single-vehicle crash that downed power lines and shut down travel on North Ocoee Street earlier today.

Just after 5:30 this morning, a small older-model truck struck a utility pole, causing lines to fall.

The driver of the truck walked away from the scene, but was later located.

Cleveland Utilities responded to make repairs to the affected lines and power pole. Traffic along the street was diverted.

- The United States Geological Survey reported a small tremor just north of Soddy-Daisy on Sunday.

According to information provided, the shake measured 1.9 on the Richter Scale.

A 2.3 tremor struck just four miles north of Benton on June 16.

It was centered 13 miles east-northeast of Cleveland, and 29 miles east of Sunday’s Soddy-Daisy tremor, according to USGS.

- Tennessee Highway Patrol personnel will be conducting Driver’s License Roadside Safety Checkpoints in Bradley County as they gear up for the Independence Day holiday.

The checkpoints will be set up in random location in the county.

According to THP officials, checkpoints are an effective means of recognizing the dangers presented to the driving public by motorists who would violate the laws of the state.

All scheduled checkpoints are contingent upon weather conditions and manpower availability.