Heavy rain causes messy commute for Nashville drivers

Posted: 6:11 AM, Feb 20, 2019
Updated: 2019-02-20 15:04:57Z

MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — Heavy rain caused messy conditions across Nashville Wednesday morning, particularly along Interstate 40.

A series of hydroplane crashes closed a portion of Interstate 40 eastbound as weather moved through the area.

Eastbound lanes of I-40 were closed due to hydroplane-related crashes near Central Pike. Police said this is a particularly dangerous area for wrecks because it's located in a curve.

Drivers should use caution this morning and be aware of first responders.