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Overturned 18-wheeler blocks Highway 140 for about three hours

February 13, 2018--4:30 p.m.

Staff reports

It wasn’t a great day for tractor-trailers Tuesday.

Highway 140 at Highway 27 North in Floyd County was blocked for about three hours after an 18-wheeler overturned (photo by Kimberly Corbin Arasmith).   

No other vehicles were involved and no one was hurt.

There were some concerns about school traffic.  

The Floyd County School System sent out this news release:

"ATTN all Armuchee area families: Due to an accident at the intersection of HWY 27 and HWY 140, students riding buses could possibly experience delayed arrival times to their destinations. If you're picking students up from Armuchee Middle School as car riders, the increased congestion due to the accident may delay your arrival as well. Thanks for your time! Drive safely!"

Meanwhile, from WEIS Radio:

Cherokee County, Alabama, Centre Firefighters were called to the former K-Mart location off of the Chestnut Bypass in Centre where an 18-wheeler hauling breadcrumbs had caught fire.

Centre Fire Chief Will Gardner said that it is uncertain what caused the fire and stated that the driver told them the Piedmont Fire Department had just put a significant amount of water on the load before he traveled to Centre.

The fire was quickly extinguished and thankfully no one was hurt.

Centre Police also responded.