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Tractor-trailer carrying 35,000 pounds of candy overturns on I-40 ramp

The tractor-trailer was carrying 35,000 pounds of candy including M&Ms. / (TDOT)
The tractor-trailer was carrying 35,000 pounds of candy including M&Ms. / (TDOT)(WVLT)
Published: Dec. 13, 2019 at 6:55 AM EST
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A crash involving two tractor-trailers on Friday morning has closed a west Knoxville ramp off I-40 for hours.

The I-40 Eastbound ramp to Papermill Drive will be closed for several hours due to an overturned tractor-trailer carrying approximately 35,000 pounds of candy.

A little after 5 a.m. Knoxville police responded to the accident involving two tractor-trailers on the I-40 east ramp to Papermill Drive.

When police arrived they found one of the trucks had overturned.

Police have closed the ramp I-40 eastbound ramp to Papermill and Northshore ramp, and it's expected to be closed for several hours to clean up the crash.

TDOT said in a post that the ramp is expected to clear around 10:00 a.m. Friday morning.

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