I-40 Overpass Damaged By Semi

Portions of both I-40 and I-65 have been closed causing major backups downtown. A semi hauling a dump truck didn't clear a bridge. More: https://on.nc5.co/2Fm70jq

Posted by NewsChannel 5 Nashville on Friday, April 27, 2018

Parts of Interstate 40 and Interstate 65 have been shut down after a semi hit a bridge. Reports stated the crash happened just after 12 p.m. Friday in the eastbound lanes of I-40 at Exit 210 for I-65.

The semi, which was hauling a construction dump truck, did not clear the bridge, crashing underneath it. The roadway in that area for eastbound traffic has been closed. Authorities also closed the bridge, which is the ramp from Interstate 65 North to Interstate 40 West, south of downtown.

The bridge was significantly damaged. Officials said the bridge would not reopen tonight. Metro Nashville School officials said several buses experienced delays as a result of the increased traffic. They asked parents to bear with them and prepare for the delays. With the closures, Bridgestone Arena representatives warned those heading to Game 1 of Round 2 of the Stanley Cup Playoffs to plan ahead. The Preds are taking on the Jets at 7 p.m.

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