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Eastbound I-40 at Tennessee line reopens after tanker spill

Posted 7:08 p.m. Saturday
Updated 7:10 p.m. Saturday

— All eastbound lanes on Interstate 40 near the Tennessee lines have been reopened, one day after a tanker truck carrying tar overturned and spilled its load.

A news release from the N.C. Department of Transportation said the affected portion opened around 6 p.m. Saturday.

NCDOT also said the extensive cleanup had also required a short overnight closure of the westbound lanes.

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