Semi carrying ice cream jackknifes on I-40 W in Knoxville, one lane closed

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A tractor trailer hydroplaned and jackknifed, spilling ice cream on Interstate 40 W near the N. 17th Street and Alcoa Highway exits around 11:20 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the crash initially closed all but two lanes of traffic. Only the right lane and shoulder are currently blocked.

Traffic will continue to be sluggish in the area until the cargo is transferred into another trailer, which is expected to take until at least 3:30 p.m.

TDOT recommends drivers use I-640 as a detour.


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

WVLT VOLUNTEER TV

6450 Papermill Drive Knoxville, TN 37919 Phone - (865) 450-8888; Fax - (865) 450-8869
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2014 WVLT-TV Inc. - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 270674311 - local8now.com/a?a=270674311