Tuesday, June 25, 2019
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Tractor Trailer Leaning Against Guard Rail On Interstate 40

Interstate 40 eastbound may need to be shut down in Putnam County after a tractor trailer left the roadway Tuesday morning.

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol, the incident happened as the oversized load was going around a curve at the 298 mile marker. Officials said part of the interstate broke off, causing the tractor trailer and load to end up leaning against a guard rail.

Lieutenant Jimmy Neal said the trooper on scene advised the interstate may need to be shut down in order to pull the tractor trailer out.

The company has a wrecker and another tractor enroute.