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Section of Chapman Hwy to be closed Thursday for rock removal

Update Thursday 9:30 a.m.:
Lane closures on Chapman Highway will begin Thursday morning as crews work to remove large rocks from the cliff along the roadway. TDOT spokesman Mark Nagi told 10News that work should begin on the rock slope after 10 a.m. Thursday.

Thursday's lane closures are scheduled to wrap up by 3 p.m.

Original story:
(WBIR) TDOT announced Monday morning it plans to close a section of Chapman Highway on Thursday to remove large rocks from the cliff along the roadway.

Rock falls onto Chapman Hwy, damaging five cars

Several rocks falling off a cliff caused some problems for several drivers Friday afternoon.

According to Knoxville Police, officers were called to Chapman Highway near Ye Olde Steakhouse around 2:15 pm. A basketball-sized rock fell into the roadway, and it damaged at least five vehicles. No one was injured.

One vehicle had to be towed away. The others were able to be driven after one or more damaged tires were changed.

TDOT engineers will examine the cliff to make sure there's not a possibility of more rocks falling onto the road.

1 taken to hospital after fire alarm at S. Knox business

One person was sent to the hospital after officials say he was exposed to chemicals when some equipment malfunctioned.

According to the Knoxville Fire Department, firefighters responded to a fire alarm at Elavon Merchant Services on Chapman Highway around noon.

When they arrived, there was no fire, but one person needed medical care because he had been exposed to a chemical after a heat and air unit malfunctioned. The building partially evacuated the area around the room where the unit was located. .

Elavon processes credit card transactions.

Knoxville neighborhood roads still snowy and icy


(WBIR-Knoxville) Drivers around East Tennessee could face another slick commute on Thursday morning.

While the sun melted some snow, the brutally cold temperatures are expected to refreeze roads on Wednesday night.

KPD: Teen crashes car taken without owner's consent

Update: Jan. 28, 2014

The driver of a car that flipped off the road and crashed into a house had taken that car without the owner's consent, according to Knoxville Police.

Darrell DeBusk with KPD says the Saturn's owner's daughter used the car to get to work at a business on Chapman Highway. During her shift, another employee took the car without the owner's consent.

Shortly after, the driver crashed on Mimosa Avenue.

The driver of the car has been identified as 18-year-old Jackson Martin. He could face charges as the investigation continues.

Officer tased by fleeing shoplifting suspect

A Knoxville police officer was injured while trying to arrest a shoplifting suspect Friday afternoon.

According to KPD, officers were sent to the Walmart on Chapman Highway just before 1 p.m. The suspect, identified as Ricky Womack, 36, of Knoxville, was trying to leave the store with a stolen microwave when he was confronted by loss prevention employees and the first officer on the scene, Jeff Damewood. They managed to get Womack into the loss prevention office, but then he began arguing with Officer Damewood.