Hazmat situation on I-40 at Highway 64

Source: TDOT
Source: TDOT

(WMC-TV) - A tractor trailer carrying Uranium fuel rods crashed Tuesday night on I-40, creating tense moments for emergency crews and motorists.

No one was injured in the accident, which happened shortly before 8:00 p.m. near I-40 and Highway 64.

Though the driver said there is no radiation danger, a 500 foot area around the truck was blocked off while crews assess the situation.

By 9:15 p.m., traffic was again moving normally in the area.

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