Semi-truck fire closes all lanes of I-40 E

Travelers are urged to see alternate routes, if possible.
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Published: Aug. 15, 2022 at 10:09 PM EDT
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KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) - A semi-truck fire closed all lanes of I-40 East Monday night.

The Knoxville Police Department shared that the interstate was closed near the Midway Road exit due to the fire. As of 10:00 p.m. Monday, traffic was being diverted to the Strawberry Plains Pike exit.

One lane was reopened by 10:30 p.m.

Travelers are urged to see alternate routes, if possible.

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