I-40 reopens after wrecks near downtown - WSMV News 4

I-40 reopens after wrecks near downtown

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All westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near the Interstate 24 split have reopened following a pair of wrecks just east of downtown Friday afternoon.

The first wreck, which involved a trackhoe that fell from the bed of a tractor trailer, was reported just before 2 p.m. near exit 21, and a second wreck followed in the same area.

A TDOT spokesperson said engineers needed to inspect the road and bridge before the road was reopened.

At one point, TDOT reported a backup of at least five miles in the area.

Officials have not indicated whether any injuries or other vehicles were involved.

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