Truck carrying ice cream hydroplanes, causes traffic jam

Knoxville Police said water on the road is the cause of several hours of backed up traffic on Interstate 40 near downtown Knoxville.

Around 11:20 a.m. Saturday, KPD said a tractor trailer full of ice cream hydroplaned and jack-knifed near the westbound 17th street and Alcoa Highway exits.

All but two lanes of traffic were closed for two hours. By 1:00 p.m., only the right lane and shoulder remain blocked.

While the ice cream is being transferred to another tractor trailer, KPD advises I-275 south traffic to use I-640. For access to the Alcoa Highway or 17th Street exits, use the I-40 East exits until all is cleared.

East bound traffic is not affected. No one was injured.


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