KNOXVILLE, Tenn. — Update (12/14 5 p.m.):
According to TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi, approximately 48,000 pounds of powdered sugar has been cleaned off of I-40E after the multi-tractor trailer crash early Monday.
The wrecked commercial vehicles have been towed, according to TDOT.
All lanes of I-40 reopened around 9:45 a.m.
Officials said the wet roadway played a factor in the crash.
Only one was person injured. The injuries are non-life-threatening.
Shortly after 4 a.m. Monday morning, the Knoxville Police Department responded to a crash on I-40E near Chilhowee Drive at MM 393 involving multiple tractor-trailers.
Currently, there is no word on when the route will re-open. KPD said to use an alternate route.
Officials said to take the Cherry Street Exit to Asheville Highway as an alternate route to re-enter I-40E.
There is also not any word on the condition of the drivers involved in the crash.
This is a developing story. We will continue to update, as we learn more.