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I-40 East Reopens At I-24 Split

Posted at 5:39 AM, Dec 09, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-09 16:17:22-05

Interstate 40 East has reopened at the I-24 split after a tractor trailer overturned.

The incident was reported around 2 a.m. Friday on I-40 East at mile marker 211.

Officials on the scene said the driver of the semi was merging onto I-40 from the I-24 ramp when the truck overturned.

A police officer was also in the area and saw the trailer tip and eventually flip over. 

The driver was partially ejected from the truck and taken to Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Crews worked throughout the day to remove lumber from the roadway. 

Around 3 p.m. the roadway was cleared.