Traffic Alert: I-40 EB closed due to multiple crashes near Cross - WSMV Channel 4

Traffic Alert: Lanes Reopen I-40 EB after multiple crashes in Putnam Co.

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All eastbound lanes of I-40 near Cookeville have reopened, according to THP.

The interstate was closed for several hours Saturday because of several chain reaction crashes involving nearly 20 vehicles over a three mile stretch.

According to THP, the first crash happened around 11 a.m. and that led to a chain reaction of 10 separate crashes.

Only one of those crashes involved injuries and officials said those were believed to be non-life threatening.

Authorities shut down the eastbound lanes beginning at mile marker 290 once traffic started backing up.

Drivers were routed onto State Highway 70 then back onto interstate 40.

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