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Semi spills 43,000 pounds of pasta on Nashville interstate

A semi hauling 43,000 pounds of pasta spilled it across the on-ramp of Interstate 24 in Nashville, Tenn., on May 20, 2020. (Photo Provided/Tennessee Department of Transportation via WSMV and CNN)

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WSMV) — An overturned semitractor-trailer shut down an on-ramp on Interstate 24 eastbound near downtown Wednesday.

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT), the tractor trailer rolled over near Exit 50A: Knoxville/Chattanooga around 7:30 a.m.

The semi was hauling 43,000 pounds of pasta, which spilled across the on-ramp.

There was no word on whether anyone was injured.

Eastbound traffic was affected with the on-ramp blocked. Westbound traffic was not affected.

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TDOT cleared the scene around 1:45 p.m.

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