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I-40 reopens after early-morning tanker truck crash

I-40 West is back open after a tanker overturned Sunday morning. / (TDOT)
I-40 West is back open after a tanker overturned Sunday morning. / (TDOT)(WVLT)
Published: Dec. 15, 2019 at 7:19 AM EST
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Officials said Interstate 40 West and Interstate 40 East are back open after a tanker carrying hazardous material overturned Sunday morning.

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.

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