Crash Closes Interstate 40 East In Putnam County

COOKEVILLE, Tenn. - A crash closed Interstate 40 in Putnam County for a short time.

The wreck happened around 4:45 p.m. Sunday in the eastbound lanes at mile marker 295 between Cookeville and Monterey.

Details had not been released regarding the cause of the crash or if any injuries were involved; however, officials said the wreck was not fatal.

The roadway was closed to eastbound drivers for a little more than 30 minutes. One lane opened just before 5:30 p.m. leaving the left lane blocked. Westbound traffic was not affected.

Crews said the roadway was cleared before 8 p.m.

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