Tractor trailer accidents gridlock traffic on I-40 in Cumberland County

CRAB ORCHARD, Tenn. (WATE) — Tennessee Highway Patrol is working two different accidents within a few miles of each other in Cumberland County.

Tennessee Department of Transportation said there was an accident at mile marker 325  involving two tractor trailers. The interstate was shut down for westbound traffic, but one lane has reopened.

At mile marker 328 there was a tractor trailer that rolled over, according to TDOT. The westbound lanes were shut down to allow wreckers to remove the tractor trailer. Police diverted traffic at 329 westbound while TDOT and THP work both accidents.

While the Interstate is shut down, TDOT is setting up the lane closure at the 325 mm to prepare that location to be off loaded. This is estimated to take half a day.

A fourth tractor trailer also had a flat near mile marker 329. The roadway was temporarily shut down and the tractor trailer was remove shortly afterwards.

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