COOKEVILLE (WATE) - According to Tennessee Highway Patrol-Cookeville Branch, as of 1:30 p.m. (CST), both lanes of traffic were closed going eastbound on I-40 after a series of vehicle accidents.
Dispatch says they have responded to a total of nine wrecks from mile-marker 301 to mile-marker 298.
Dispatch received the first accident report around 11 a.m. (CST). This accident appears to have had a chain-effect on the other 8 wrecks reported.
THP reports no fatalities in any of the accidents, but says there were some non-life threatening injuries. The number or severity of injuries is unknown at this time.
TDOT is on the scene, re-routing cars to US State Hwy. 70. Motorists are being directed from there back to I-40 eastbound at mile-marker 311.