I-40 eastbound closed at Covington Pike following semi crash

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Traffic is being diverted off of I-40 following a crash Friday evening.

According to TDOT, the crash was reported around 6:07 in the eastbound lanes near the Covington Pike exit.

Six vehicles were involved in the crash including a semitruck, which ended up going over the median. The tractor trailer is leaking fluids. Drivers heading eastbound are being diverted off the interstate. At least one lane is open heading westbound.

Please use caution as you are traveling through this area.