Icy conditions cause multiple crashes Monday

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Multiple crashes were reported across East Tennessee on Monday due to icy conditions.

The Knoxville Police Department worked crashes in the following areas:

  • Multi-vehicle injury crash on Callahan at Old Callahan
  • Several wrecks on Alcoa Highway
  • Multi-vehicle crash on I-40 E near Papermill
  • Crashes on Summit Hill at State Street
  • I-275 at Heiskell Avenue
  • Multi-vehicle crash on Spring Hill Drive

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.

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.

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.