Several crashes involving multiple vehicles closed westbound lanes of Interstate 40 Henderson County.
The incident was reported at 12:30 p.m. Friday at the Henderson-Carroll County line, just east of Jackson. At least one crash involved a jackknifed tractor trailer.
Details of the wreck were unknown. Some preliminary official reports stated as many as 16 semi trucks and eight vehicles were involved.
The interstate was closed in that area or experienced major delays all day Friday.
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The Tennessee Department of Transportation warned travelers to check road conditions before heading out. If you don’t have to be out, you’ve been urged to stay home.