KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — A semi-truck caught fire on a highway going east near an exit that closed two lanes Monday night. The lanes reopened just before 3:30 a.m. Tuesday.
Knoxville Police Department reported to the scene where a semi-truck was on fire near the Midway Road exit on I-40. According to the Smartway TDOT app, two right lanes were blocked.
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Traffic was diverted to the Strawberry Plains Pike exit. KPD has asked for people to seek alternative routes while crews work to clear the scene.
Editor’s Note: The story will be updated as more information is being gathered.