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Tractor trailer overturns on interstate, slowing traffic

Published On: Apr 22 2013 05:09:14 PM CDT
Updated On: Apr 22 2013 08:16:42 PM CDT
GREENE COUNTY, Tenn. -

The truck portion of an overturned mobile home tractor trailer has been removed, after it slowed traffic on Interstate 81 near mile marker 49 in Tennessee.

Tennessee Highway Patrol dispatchers say the incident happened around 5 o'clock Monday afternoon.  The tractor trailer overturned into the shoulder of the road, while traveling in a construction zone.

THP says the truck was cleared around 7:30 Monday evening, but the mobile home and trailer will not be removed until Wednesday at the latest.

We've also learned the driver was taken to the hospital, but there is no word on his injuries.