Overturned tractor trailer snarls traffic on Highway 58 at Highway 153 Wednesday

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An overturned tractor trailer is affecting traffic on Highway 58 at Highway 153 around noon on Wednesday.

A slew of black trash bags, old cardboard and wood panels spilled onto Highway 58.

It happened at the bottom of the ramp coming from Highway 153 southbound merging on Highway 58 going eastbound.

As of 2 p.m., traffic is now moving again on the ramps, but slowly.

Our crew on the scene saw at least one person transported by Hamilton County EMS from the scene.

Robert Thompson with the Chattanooga Fire Department says confirms the driver was taken to the hospital after, being cut out of the front cab of the truck.

According to Chattanooga Public Works, the person received minor injuries. They said that the truck likely overturned due to speed.

We learned that the victim was a driver for H.J. Mackelmoore. The owner of the company says the driver is expected to be okay.

Chattanooga Police are investigating.

This is a developing news story. We will update it with any new information.

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