Hot air balloon runs out of fuel, lands near I-24 in Rutherford County

Posted at 10:46 AM, Oct 01, 2021
and last updated 2021-10-01 12:15:37-04

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WTVF) — A hot air balloon was forced to land on the side of Interstate 24 after it ran out of fuel.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) confirmed the incident Friday morning, saying it landed in a grassy area on the side of I-24 East in Rutherford County.

The road was never blocked, but a TDOT Help truck, the Tennessee Highway Patrol and the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene.

TDOT did not indicate if anyone was injured.