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Northwest Georiga/Dade Co. Area News

Tractor trailer accident closes I-24 East and causes delays locally

Two tractor-trailers were involved in an accident on I-24 eastbound near the I-59 junction in Dade County on Friday morning just after 6:00 AM CDT. The accident forced closure the Interstate’s Eastbound lanes, but as of 7:30 AM one lane was re-opened to motorists. Traffic was re-routed from the Interstate to U.S. Highway 41 through …

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UPDATE: Man wanted for kidnapping in Marion County in custody after chase

UPDATE: A kidnapping suspect wanted in Marion County is now in custody. The Dade County Sheriff’s Office confirms the suspect, Jimmy Morton, was taken into custody after a chase. The pursuit started at around 10 pm Thursday night after Marion County deputies spotted the vehicle on I-24. It continued onto I-59 south into Dade County. …

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Paving and construction on I-24 begins this weekend in Marion County

The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Georiga Department of Transportation have announced several Interstate construction projects that could have an impact on your travel through the area in the coming weeks, some of which will begin this weekend. TDOT says it will begin paving on I-24 this weekend in Marion County. This will be …

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Names released following deadly morning crash

An early morning accident on Interstate 24 at mile marker 166 claimed the lives of two people and sent another to the hospital. Officials have now released the names of those who died in the crash. Chidule Lackson,  54 of Lansing, MI and Michael Lee Cardin, 60 of Tyron, GA, died as a result of …

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Deadly crash closes I-24 Westbound in Marion County overnight

UPDATE: All lanes of traffic on Interstate 24 in Marion County have been restored following an early morning accident on Friday that claimed the lives of two commercial truck drivers and injured another driver. Read the latest updates here… — PREVIOUS STORY: Officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and TDOT have been working a serious …

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Bridge over I-24 at Wildwood, GA to be replaced this weekend; Expect Delays

If you’re planing to drive on Interstate 24 this weekend to or from Chattanooga and Marion County, you may experience a few delays. Following up on a story we brought you last year, the Georgia Department of Transportation is replacing the Georgia State Route 299 bridge over the interstate at Wildwood, using their Accelerated Bridge …

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I-24 Eastbound re-opened after 18-wheeler overturns Monday morning

The Eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 were closed early Monday morning near the junction with I-59 after a semi carrying food overturned blocking the roadway causing delays for early morning commuters for several hours. The accident happened near mile marker 166, which is near the split with I-59 in Dade County, Georgia — just over …

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Traffic stop on I-24 in Dade Co. on Wednesday leads to two arrests on drug charges

DADE COUNTY, Ga. — On Wednesday evening at approximately 8:35 pm EDT, a traffic stop was conducted on a vehicle due to no headlights on after sunset. The vehicle was stopped on I-24 westbound near the Wildwood exit 169. After observing several indicators and discrepancies in the driver’s and passenger’s stories, a K9-free air scan …

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Puckett EMS joins Priority Ambulance’s national ambulance company network

Priority Ambulance announced today that Puckett EMS is joining its national family of ambulance companies. Puckett EMS, a private ambulance service based in Austell, Ga., provides emergency and nonemergency ambulance service in 12 Georgia and Southeast Tennessee counties. “Puckett EMS is pleased to have a partner in Priority Ambulance that shares our mission and vision …

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Gas prices continue to climb across the Sequatchie Valley area

For the second week in a row, area gas prices have taken another major jump upwards. According to the website GasBuddy.com, last week’s prices across the Chattanooga area rose 5.8 cents a gallon pushing the average price for a gallon of gas to $2.10. Not only did those prices go up locally, but they also …

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Recap of damaging storms from Tuesday night across Marion County (GALLERY and BLOG)

The storms that rolled through March 21st, 2017 will not likely be forgotten by many any time soon. Hundreds of trees were downed and numerous power poles were snapped causing extensive power issues. There was some sporadic structural damage from trees falling on homes or roofs being damaged from the strong winds. Times like these …

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Cold weather returns for weekend bringing a chance for late season snowfall

We see no shortage of interesting weather living in the Sequatchie Valley and the upcoming weekend continues to add to that promise of “stick around a while if ya’ don’t like what you see right now!” While it may seem that winter simply gave up and made way for an early spring…wait…winter is back! At …

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