A tractor-trailer crash caused quite a mess on I-24 Thursday afternoon.
It happened a little after 1:30pm.
The cab of the truck was torn from its frame.
It was lying in the west-bound side of the interstate.
But the trailer was still on the east bound side.
The wreck spilled about 75 gallons of diesel and oil.
East Ridge Fire and Rescue responded.
They worked to contain the spill.
Erik Hopkins with East Ridge Police exlplained, "There was a significant amount of diesel that was spilled. They're applying absorbant to that diesel now. That's why the interstate had to be closed for a period of time in order to allow these workers to get that deisel abosorbed. If traffic was allowed tro travel on that it would spread that deisel down the interstate and that's very slick, it makes wet roads even worse."
The weather is believed to a factor in this incident.