Wet Roads, Multiple Wrecks Cause Delays On Nashville Interstates
I-40 westbound west of Stewart's Ferry Pike
I-40 westbound under the Elm Hill Pike overpass, east of the Donelson Pike exit
I-40 westbound at the Briley Pike off-ramp
I-40 west of Church Street
I-24 eastbound at the Briley Parkway interchange
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Wet weather and multiple crashes have caused delays on Nashville interstates Monday morning.
Police were called to a crash at 10:20 a.m. on westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near Stewarts Ferry Pike near the Percey Priest Dam.
All westbound lanes were blocked as crews worked to process the crash site. Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation expected to have the scene cleared by 11:50 a.m.
A couple miles further west, TDOT traffic cameras showed a pickup truck that apparently slid and ran into the concrete barrier under the Elm Hill Pike overpass. The two left lanes were blocked. Details of the crash were not available.
Another crash on I-40 westbound was reported four miles away near Briley Parkway. Two to three right-hand lanes were initially blocked, but crews were able to move the wreckage into the shoulder. TDOT officials expected the scene to be cleared by 11:50 a.m.
Several lanes were blocked after a crash at 10:40 a.m. on I-40 near Jefferson Street. At least one ambulance and several police vehicles were on the scene. Details on any injuries were unknown. The crash was expected to be cleared by noon.
Crashes were not limited to I-40.
Crews were called to a multiple vehicle crash on eastbound lanes of Interstate 24 just before the Briley Parkway off-ramp. The crash happened at 9a.m. and was not expected to be cleared before noon.
One lane was blocked, but traffic across all lanes were slowed to a near stop as the larger volume of vehicles worked to merge into the open lanes. Officials expected to have the crash cleared before noon.
Less than a mile up the road on I-24 another crash was reported at 11:30 a.m., blocking the right lane and adding to the delays. The crash was expected to be cleared by 12:50 p.m.
An ambulance was also called to I-24 just past Fesslers Lane for a crash that happened at 10:50 a.m.
Officials have advised drivers to plan for wet conditions on the roads and allow themselves extra time to drive on slippery roads.