I-40 eastbound reopens after Rockwood Mountain wreck

12:58 PM, Apr 12, 2013   |    comments
TDOT Smartway image of traffic backed up on Rockwood Mountain on I-40 eastbound.
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According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, a tractor trailer drove off I-40E near mm 345 in Roane County Friday morning, injuring at least one person.

The eastbound lanes were partially blocked on Rockwood Mountain for close to 12 hours, but it fully reopened shortly before 2:00 p.m. Friday.

A THP dispatcher says the tractor trailer went into an embankment after leaving the road. The Smartmap indicates the accident happened around 1:00 a.m. Friday.

A THP dispatcher told 10News at least one person was injured in the accident.

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