Multiple semis crash, one overturns on I-40 West near Monterey

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CUMBERLAND COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – Westbound lanes of Interstate 40 were closed Thursday afternoon due to a crash involving multiple semis.

At least one semi overturned in the crash around 1:15 p.m. just past Monterey, Tennessee.

It happened during heavy rain as Tropical Storm Cindy is bringing rainfall across the state through the next few days.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol told News 2 that traffic was backed up for miles after the crash happened, but luckily most lanes were reopened a few hours later.

At 3:45 p.m. one left westbound lane remained closed to traffic. It’s expected to reopen at 5:15 p.m.