Hwy 72/Third Street Accident hinders traffic

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An accident at the intersection of 3rd Street and Highway 72 in South Pittsburg serves as another cautionary tale for drivers to stay engaged.

A recent accident in South Pittsburg at the intersection of Highway 72 and Third Street has forced the closure of some lanes of traffic on the westbound side of the highway. There were injuries, but officials on scene did not anticipate them to be serious.

No word on the cause of the accident. South Pittsburg Police Department asks drivers to avoid the area if possible for a couple of hours or at least approach the intersection much slower than one would ordinarily, especially on the Highway 72.