KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Four Knoxville communities are set to be sprayed after lab reports confirm the presence of West Nile Virus.
The Gulf Park/Venice Road and Fourth Avenue areas were supposed to be sprayed on Aug. 27, but due to equipment issues, the mosquito spraying will be held on Sept. 1, if weather permits, between 9.m. and midnight. The Tower Drive and Fairmont Boulevard areas will be sprayed from 9 p.m. to Midnight on Sunday, August 30.
People in these areas during this time are advised to stay indoors and keep pets inside or in the backyard during the spraying. All spraying is weather permitting.
Tuesday, September 1 Spray Areas:
Gulf Park/Venice Road:
Dutchtown Road from Christian Academy of Knoxville (CAK) to Blessed Way, including Manis Lane and the area around CAK; Embarcadero Drive; Cortez Drive; Tallahassee Drive; Sanders Road from Dutchtown Road to Venice Road; Venice Road; Ethans Glen Drive; Tampa Road; Suwannee Road; Gulf Park Drive; Galveston Road; Naples Road; Sarasota Drive; Mobile Drive; Briarwood Drive; Laurel Hill Road; and the areas around Cedar Bluff Primary and Cedar Bluff Middle School will be treated Thursday.
Cooper Street north of West Fifth Avenue; West Fifth Avenue from Cooper Street to Boyd Street; West Fourth Avenue; Elm Street; Marion Street; Dameron Avenue; Hatton Avenue; Burgess Avenue; Baxter Avenue from Elm Street to Wray Street; Lee Street; and Bernard Avenue will be treated Thursday. Due to another mosquito pool testing positive for WNV recently, this area will be sprayed again on Thursday, September 10, weather permitting.
Sunday, August 30 Spray Areas:
Aurora Lane; Charlene Lane; Woodale Drive; Old Central Avenue Pike; Steeple Chase Apartment complex; Pratt Road; Tower Drive; Lawerence Road; Caron Drive; Sierra Road; Chesswood Drive; Woodleaf Drive; Sanford Road; Lutie Road; Oakcrest Road; Tillman Road; Rowan Road south to Henrietta Drive; Henrietta Drive east to Willowway Drive; Delapp Drive; and Griffins Gate Lane will be treated Sunday. Follow-up spraying for this area will be conducted Thursday, September 10, weather permitting.
North on Walker Boulevard from Powers Street to Mineral Street; East on Valley View Drive to Whittle Springs Golf Course; South on Maxwell Street from Arbor Place to Edgewood Avenue; West of Edgewood Avenue from Maxwell Street to Barton Street; North on Barton Street from Edgewood Avenue to Fairmont Boulevard; and North on Kuhlman Street from Fairmont Boulevard to Walker Boulevard will be treated Sunday evening.