Overturned tanker containing hazardous materials closes I-40 in Knoxville
The Tennessee Department of Transportation said I-40 is closed in both directions in downtown Knoxville near I-640 due to a multi-vehicle crash involving an overturned tanker carrying Acrylic Acid, a material used in manufacturing plastics and paint.
The crash happened just before 5 a.m. Sunday.
Knoxville Dispatch has confirmed it is a crash with injury. No word on the condition of the drivers involved in the crash.
Crews are redirecting traffic on I-40 East to I-640 and on I-40 West to I-275 for travel.
TDOT is working to offload the hazardous material and then will upright the tanker.
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