I-75 back open in Campbell County, travel still slow

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT)- The aftermath of multiple wrecks on I-75 in Campbell County has been cleaned up.

At least twenty vehicles were involved, in a total of eight wrecks that slowed or brought things to a halt from mile marker 144 on up to the state border with Kentucky both north and southbound Saturday morning into the afternoon.

However, TDOT warns that hazards still exist as you get close to mile marker 158.

Snow, ice and poor visibility may have played a role in the dangerous chain reaction that impacted cars, trucks and even a Greyhound bus with passengers on board.

Several people were taken to area hospitals for treatment of various injuries.

At one point the Red Cross opened up an emergency shelter at Jellico High School to help those involved in wrecks.

Join the Conversation!

To comment, the following rules must be followed:

  • No Obscenity, Profanity, Vulgarity, Racism or Violent Descriptions
  • No Negative Community Comparisons
  • No Fighting, Name-calling, or Personal Attacks
  • Multiple Accounts are Not Allowed
  • Stay on Story Topic

Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.

Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to webmaster@wvlt-tv.com. Please provide detailed information.

powered by Disqus


6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 139640913 - local8now.com/a?a=139640913
Gray Television, Inc.