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Update 10:30 am:

Knoxville police have reopened all lanes of Chapman Highway after a semi crashed into a utility pole early Monday morning.

A semi-truck carrying six vehicles ran off Chapman Highway and crashed into a utility pole near Lake Forest Drive shortly before 3 a.m. The semi's fuel tank ruptured during the wreck, spilling diesel fuel onto the ground.

It took crews more than seven hours to clean up the fuel and haul the semi from the crash site.

No one was injured in the accident.

KPD said the driver was cited for careless driving.

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(WBIR) Knoxville police have closed both southbound lanes of Chapman Highway after a semi crashed into a utility pole early Monday morning.

A semi-truck carrying six vehicles ran off Chapman Highway and crashed into a utility pole near Lake Forest Drive shortly before 3 a.m.

The fuel tank ruptured during the wreck, spilling diesel fuel onto the ground.

Crews have closed both southbound lanes until they can clean up the crash scene, which could take until 11 a.m. Once the fuel is cleaned up, officials will shut down all lanes of Chapman Highway to haul the semi from the crash scene.

Officers are diverting traffic from Lake Forest to Red Bud, then Red Bud to Brandau Street, and then back onto Chapman Highway, according to KPD spokesperson Darrell DeBusk.

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(WBIR) Crews closed southbound lanes on a section of Chapman Highway Monday morning after a semi-truck crashed into a light pole.

Police closed southbound lanes at the intersection of East Lake Forest Drive.

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