LOCAL 8 WEATHER ALERT: A Flash Flood Watch is in effect Saturday morning through Sunday morning at 8AM for the Valley, Smokies, and NE TN, including Knoxville. Heavy rainfall at times on Saturday, plus run-off from the mountains, can lead to flooding issues. TADD - turn around, don't drown. Assume high water on a road is not passable.
Maryville, Blount County (WVLT) - Alcoa Highway has reopened after a truck snags a power line, just south of McGhee-Tyson Airport.
According to officials, a semi truck hit a low power line, ripping the top of the truck off.
WVLT's Pete Michaels said at one point backups went on for miles north and south of the area.
It took crews more than three hours to safely clear the scene.
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