PUTNAM COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – A portion of Interstate 40 has reopened after a semi-truck overturned early Monday morning in Putnam County.
The crash was reported just after 4 a.m. in the eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 near mile marker 288.
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A crash report provided by the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP) said the semi was pulling double trailers and changed lanes to allow a car to enter the interstate from the on-ramp at exit 288.
As the semi changed lanes, they noticed another car in the left lane beside it and applied a hard brake to avoid a crash.
THP said that’s when the semi began to skid, lost control and rolled onto its right side coming to a final rest in the median; the second trailer came to a final rest across both lanes of Interstate 40.
According to Putnam County Emergency Management, the eastbound lanes were closed for a few hours as crews work to clean the contents that spilled from the trailer. It remains unknown what the trailer was hauling.
All eastbound lanes of Interstate 40 fully reopened at 9:30 a.m. after crews cleared the scene.
No other information was immediately released.
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