Interstate 40 closes after tractor trailer rolls down embankment

(Photo: WKRN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Several lanes of Interstate 40 closed early Monday morning after a tractor trailer rolled down an embankment.

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, the truck initially wrecked around 1:30 a.m.

Crews closed both east and westbound lanes just past the I-24 split near the Nashville International Airport. Some westbound lanes later reopened.

The truck driver was not hurt.

After rolling, resin from the truck’s trailer leaked. The hazmat team was alerted.


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