A crash between two tractor trailers left 24 tons of powdered sugar on Interstate 40 in Tennessee on Monday morning.
The accident happened on December 14th at around 4:16 a.m. near Knoxville.
According to 6 ABC News, the two tractor trailer were involved in a wreck on eastbound I-40 at Chilhowee Drive.
I-40 East is closed at the I-640 split (MM 393) in Knox County due to a multi-commercial vehicle crash. pic.twitter.com/8sciOjMAR0— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) December 14, 2020
Cleanup of the powdered sugar forced the closure of all eastbound lanes of I-40 and diverted traffic to I-640 W.
All wrecked commercial vehicles have been towed away. Work continues on the spilled load and destroyed trailers. Cargo was approximately 48,000 pounds of powdered sugar. pic.twitter.com/RkHexZ1QBb— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) December 14, 2020
Police say one person sustained non life-threatening injuries as a result of the wreck.
The roadway has since been reopened and the wreckage cleared.
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