CARTHAGE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An overturned tractor-trailer blocked all eastbound traffic on Interstate 40 Wednesday afternoon in Smith County. The traffic cleared by 6:30 p.m.
According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the vehicle overturned around 11:30 a.m. while headed east on I-40.
The road is estimated to be cleared by 5 p.m. pic.twitter.com/oVXiwhrXKS— Rebekah Hammonds (@RebekahTDOT) August 17, 2022
Authorities first estimated that the road would reopen by 5 p.m., but the scene continued to be active for another hour and a half after that.
No information about the cause of the crash has been provided at this time. The condition of the driver of the tractor-trailer is unknown at this time.
No other vehicles were reportedly involved in this incident.