Semi Hits Retaining Wall, Spills Fuel Onto I-24

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Traffic near downtown Nashville has been delayed after a semi struck a retaining wall and spilled fuel onto Interstate 24. 

The incident was reported around 4:30 a.m. Thursday in eastbound lanes between Shelby Avenue and the Silliman Evans Bridge.

The cause of the crash was unknown. It’s unclear if weather played a factor. 

Police said the semi spilled about 25 gallons of diesel fuel onto the roadway. 

The driver was not seriously hurt. 

The scene was expected to be cleared by 7 a.m.

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