Tractor Trailer Crashes and Overturns on Monteagle Mountain in Tennessee

By Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
Epoch Newsroom
January 22, 2016 Updated: January 22, 2016

A tractor-trailer has overturned going down Tennessee’s Monteagle Mountain on Interstate 24 on Friday morning, according to reports.

The accident took place after 9:30 a.m. local time, NewsChannel 9 reported.

As of 11 a.m., the Tennessee Highway Patrol said traffic is flowing down the road.

Officials are currently trying to remove the truck and debris from the road. The Highway Patrol said that it will take several hours before traffic is back to normal.

According to WRCB-TV, ice and snow have created treacherous driving conditions throughout Tennessee.

Authorities said an East Tennessee woman has been killed in a road crash caused by winter storms. Carter County Sheriff Dexter Lunceford identified the woman as 38-year-old Stacy Sherrill.

Meanwhile, ohn Sirmon, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Memphis, said that 1-2 inches of snow was dumped on Memphis.

Forecasters have said that snow and sleet accumulations could hit 4-6 inches in West Tennessee while 3-6 inches could fall in Middle and East Tennessee, WRCB-TV reported.