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Multi-vehicle crash shuts down part of Interstate 40

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LAKELAND, Tenn. — A section of Interstate 40 was closed for approximately two hours following a multi-vehicle crash near Lakeland overnight.

The crash involved at least four vehicles and happened just before 4 a.m. Thursday in the westbound lanes of I-40 east of the Canada Rd. exit.

There are reports of injuries at the scene — but so far, police haven’t told us how severe those injuries are.

The Tennessee Highway Patrol was called to the scene to help divert westbound traffic onto Airline Road and State Route 385.

All lanes on I-40 are now open.