I-40 reopens after early-morning tanker truck crash

By  | 

KNOXVILLE, Tenn (WVLT) -- Officials said Interstate 40 West and Interstate 40 East are back open after a tanker carrying hazardous material overturned Sunday morning.

I-40 is back open after a tanker overturned Sunday morning. / (TDOT)

Officials said the tanker was uprighted around 11:45 a.m. Sunday and all the hazardous materials were removed.

The interstate was completely closed for hours Sunday morning as crews worked to clear the hazardous material and remove the tanker truck.

A pole supporting an overhead highway sign was damaged during the crash, according to TDOT. Crews were required to remove the damaged sign before the highway could reopen.


Copyright 2019 WVLT. All rights reserved.