Cocke County chemical spill caused by tractor trailer

(Photo: David Killebrew)

NEWPORT (WATE) – A tractor trailer caused a chemical spill overnight in Cocke County.

(Photo: David Killebrew)
(Photo: David Killebrew)

Newport Fire Department says the truck’s driver noticed a leak while driving on Interstate-40 westbound at exit 435 in Cocke County. Investigators believe it looked like a powdered titanium substance. HEPACO, an emergency response service, was also at the scene.

The roadway is now open. No injuries were reported.

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