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One Lane Remains Closed In I-40 Crash Before Mt. Juliet Exit

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MT. JULIET, Tenn. – Two of three eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 have been reopened after a four-vehicle crash involving two semi trucks in Wilson County.

The crash happened around 4:30 p.m. Friday at mile marker 225, just before the Mt. Juliet exit in a construction area. 

All lanes of eastbound traffic were closed for over an hour. One lane remained closed, but the residual traffic backup was still moving slowly past the scene. 

Exact details of the crash were not available, but officials said there was an active fuel leak due to a punctures tank. 

Hazard materials crews were called in to clean up the spill. 

Officials with the Mt Juliet Police Department said there were only minor injuries, but traffic was at a standstill and backed up over six miles and past the Old Hickory Boulevard exit. 

At least one wrecker was called to the scene. 

The remaining eastbound lane was expected to be closed until at least 8 p.m. Westbound lanes were affected with rubbernecking delays. 

Officials have advised drivers to avoid the area and find alternate routes. 

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