NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — An early Saturday morning crash had closed the eastbound lanes of I-24 at mile marker 62, near Old Hickory Boulevard. The lanes have since been reopened.
Officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation confirm the crash is due to icy conditions on the road.
Multiple patients injured in the incident have been taken to area hospitals for treatment.
While Metro police say 18 vehicles were involved in the crash, Nashville Fire (NFD) has reported it was 21 vehicles. NFD also reports 12 injured in the crash were taken to area hospitals for treatment. None of the injuries have been reported as critical.
There were 12 uninjured vehicle occupants in the crash, as well as two uninjured pets.
After several hours as crews worked to clear the crash and treat the icy roads, the eastbound lanes of the interstate in the area have now reopened.
I24 E MVA Update: 21 vehicles involved, 12 transports to hospitals from the scene, 12 uninjured occupants and 2 uninjured pets from involved vehicles were provided refuge by OEM @NashvilleEOC and @MetroSchools (provided a bus for transportation).— Nashville Fire Dept (@NashvilleFD) February 13, 2021
I-24 east near Old Hickory Blvd in South Nashville has just reopened. https://t.co/Nslku4IgGK— Metro Nashville PD (@MNPDNashville) February 13, 2021
Editor's note: An earlier version of this story reported that 18 vehicles were involved in the crash, based on information from Metro police. Information from NFD indicates 21 vehicles. This article has been updated to reflect the numbers from both.