Multiple crashes were reported across East Tennessee on Monday due to icy conditions.
The Knoxville Police Department worked crashes in the following areas:
Road conditions continue to deteriorate. Wrecks reported throughout Knoxville including this multi-vehicle injury crash on Callahan @ Old Callahan. Please use caution, slow down, and increase following distance. pic.twitter.com/Tpc6JZqny2— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) January 8, 2018
Lanes of I-40 in Roane County were reopened after hours of being shut down. The Tennessee Department of Transportation reported a jack-knifed tractor trailer crash on I-40 West at MM 349.
Here is a look at the jack-knifed tractor-trailer on I-40 West at MM 349 in Roane County. That roadway is closed. I-40 East at MM 349 has one lane open. Roads are very icy in this area. pic.twitter.com/eiZs2YHpX0— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) January 8, 2018
Patches of ice and snow were reported to authorities in Claiborne County. TDOT said ice was reported on state road 307 in Monroe County as well.
Patches of ice reported on SR 307 in Monroe County. We've gotten reports of crashes across Monroe County as well.— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) January 8, 2018
Union County dispatchers told Local 8 News two serious injury crashes happened Monday, one on Loyston Road and one on Wolf Road.
On Monday evening, Knoxville police told Local 8 News that from 7 a.m. through noon, more than 60 vehicle crashes were reported to the E-911 Center. That number did not include the dozens of incidents where vehicles slid off the roadway.
KPD said Monday fortunately, no serious injuries were reported.