Semi Jackknifes On I-40E Ramp In Hermitage

Posted at 7:17 AM, Jan 25, 2016
and last updated 2016-01-25 08:24:00-05

A crash involving a jackknifed semi caused a delay along an Interstate 40 eastbound ramp in Hermitage.

The incident happened shortly after 6:30 a.m. Monday at mile marker 221 at the Central Pike exit.

The exact cause of the crash was unknown; however, icy conditions likely played a factor.  

The off ramp was blocked while officials worked to remove the tractor trailer.

Although road conditions have improved across the city, numerous slick spots have been reported.

Since Friday morning, officials with the Tennessee Highway Patrol said they’ve responded to 1,100 incidents, including 54-injury crashes and one fatality.