LEBANON, Tenn. (WTVF) — Freezing rain and sleet have caused hazardous travel conditions across Tennessee, leading to ice-related crashes.
A multi-vehicle crash blocked westbound lanes of Interstate 40 near Spence Lane for about two hours, but it has since cleared.
Earlier in the day, a portion of Interstate 40 West was closed in Wilson County after a tractor trailer jackknifed, just east of Lebanon. Westbound lanes were closed for about 90 minutes but have since reopened.
The Tennessee Highway Patrol said even though the interstate has reopened, road conditions remain "icy."
****Traffic Alert**** I-40 WB at the 243 MM is completely closed due to a tractor trailer crash. Please do not attempt to travel in this area!!! It will be closed at least an hour. @TNHighwayPatrol @TNDeptofSafety @myTDOT @SchulteTDOT pic.twitter.com/3Xcb2ppHkb— THPNashville (@THPNashville) February 15, 2021
Great work by all involved, I-40 WB at the 243 MM has reopened to all traffic. It’s still icy!!!— THPNashville (@THPNashville) February 15, 2021
Mt. Juliet police issued a warning to drivers, saying roadways were hazardous. More wintry weather is expected this afternoon.
Roadways remain hazardous across the city this morning, and more snow/ice is on the way. A Winter Storm Warning remains in effect for our community. https://t.co/IYsIoR4V8K— Mt. Juliet Police (@MtJulietPolice) February 15, 2021
In Maury County, a semi plowed through a guardrail on I-65 at mile marker 43. Troopers said the driver was not hurt.