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Photos: Agencies clear major wreck on U.S. 72 in Jackson County

The crews wanted to clear the scene before the rain.

Posted: Jun 27, 2019 11:07 AM
Updated: Jun 27, 2019 5:00 PM

UPDATE: According to officials on the scene, a male driver of an 18-wheeler was transported to Huntsville Hospital with minor injuries.

The 18-wheeler has been cleared from the scene. Officials said the 18-wheeler hit a truck doing construction on the road, causing it to go over the guardrail. A cleanup company from Chattanooga responded to help clean up the debris.

Photo courtesy of Limrock-Aspel Fire Department

The crews wanted to clear the scene before the rain. If it rained, diesel on the payment could soak in and cause problems.

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From earlier:

The Jacksonville County Emergency Management Agency has responded to a two-vehicle crash on U.S. 72 at the top of Woodville Hill.

At least one 18-wheeler is involved.

The EMA says motorists should try to avoid the area for the next few hours.

Stay with WAAY 31 on air and at WAAYTV.com online for updates.

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