Severe delays Wednesday for East Tennessee commuters

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- An overturned semi-truck is to blame for backups along Interstate 40 Wednesday evening.

According to TDOT, as of 6:30 p.m. the backups were both in the eastbound and westbound lanes along the interstate in Knoxville starting downtown all the way past Campbell Station Road.

Crews were set up along I-40 trying to clear the scene as of Wednesday evening.

Our Local 8 News crew said traffic started to open back up on I-40 west past Lovell Road.

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