MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Tennessee Valley Authority is cautioning drivers on Interstate 40 to be aware of rolling roadblocks and closures after last week’s tornado.
The TVA said crews will begin installing power lines across the interstate near the Golden Bear Gateway exit 229 at Beckwith Road on Wednesday. The work is expected to last until Sunday.
The rolling roadblocks will last 30 minutes each and are scheduled for 9 a.m. and noon weekdays. Drivers should prepare for an extended, six-hour shutdown beginning at 8 a.m. Saturday and if needed, on Sunday.
TVA officials say work will be completed except during heavy rain or lightning.
Drivers should avoid the area or use TDOT SmartWay and pay attention to overhead signs and roadside message boards for up-to-date traffic information.
Three people were killed in Wilson County when the tornado hit last Tuesday morning. Extensive damage was reported in the county. Stoner Creek Elementary and West Wilson Middle schools were damaged beyond repair.
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