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Crashes causing major traffic backups on I-40 in Knoxville

I-40 W at Hall of Fame.
I-40 W at Hall of Fame.(TDOT)
Published: Feb. 25, 2021 at 8:54 AM EST
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - Multiple crashes along Interstate 40 are causing traffic backups Monday morning.

Knoxville Interstate Closed

I-40 East is closed at James White Parkway due to a traffic crash

Posted by WVLT on Thursday, February 25, 2021

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, I-40 East is closed at mile marker 389 near James White Parkway due to a multi-vehicle crash. Traffic is currently stopped all the way to Tyson Park.

Officials said at least one person was injured in the crash. The Knoxville Fire Department is assisting and advised drivers to reroute around the crash using I-640.

A crash was also reported on I-40 W at Pellissippi Parkway. Traffic is backed up to Walker Springs, according to TDOT.

I-40 W at Pellissippi Pkwy. backed up to Walker Springs
I-40 W at Pellissippi Pkwy. backed up to Walker Springs(TDOT)

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