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UPDATE: U.S. 27 re-opens after morning accident

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Traffic inches along the roadway Monday morning after an accident closed U.S. 27. WRCBtv.com photo Traffic inches along the roadway Monday morning after an accident closed U.S. 27. WRCBtv.com photo
One of the vehicles in the accident hit the concrete barriers with such force that huge chunks of concrete fell onto the road below. WRCBtv.com One of the vehicles in the accident hit the concrete barriers with such force that huge chunks of concrete fell onto the road below. WRCBtv.com
CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) -

UPDATE: A multiple-vehicle crash closed all lanes of U.S. 27 northbound near the Interstate 24/U.S. 27 junction near downtown Chattanooga for several hours Monday morning.

The roadway has now been re-opened.

Early reports are that a semi-trailer and and a passenger vehicles were involved. A secondary accident, unrelated to the first, complicated matters even more.

One vehicle struck the concrete barriers with such force it sent huge chunks of concrete to the street below the overpass.

The motorist in one vehicle was taken to a nearby hospital for examination and treatment after being extricated from the vehicle by emergency workers.

TDOT workers are helping to clean up the debris and oil on U.S. 27 and nearby roadways.

Stay with Channel 3 and WRCBtv.com for more on this developing story.

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