At least 16 semi trucks and eight passenger vehicles have crashed during winter weather conditions on I-40 in western Tennessee, forcing transportation officials to shut down the interstate.
The chain reaction crash happened around 1 p.m. in the westbound lanes of I-40 around mile marker 120 near Jackson, Tennesseee as Winter Storm Hunter caused icy road conditions.
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It isn’t clear at this time whether injuries or deaths occurred during the pileup crash.
One motorist described his head-on collision with a semi truck during the pileup.
EXCLUSIVE: An accident victim describes his harrowing experience during a major pileup on I-40 in Tennessee to our field correspondent Brett Adair. The interstate remains closed indefinitely there. pic.twitter.com/QL39a2daWw
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It isn’t clear when the Tennessee Department of Transportation will have the crash cleared and the interstate reopened. Expect lengthy delays in the area. You can follow the Tennessee Department of Transportation on Twitter for the latest road closure information.
— Tom Meiners (@WBBJ7TomMeiners) January 12, 2018