Rain blamed for dozens of crashes during morning commute - WKRN News 2

Rain blamed for dozens of crashes during morning commute

Posted: Updated: Oct 1, 2012 8:18 AM CDT
Multi-vehicle accident along I-24 at mile marker 56. Multi-vehicle accident along I-24 at mile marker 56.
Multi-vehicle accident along I-24 at mile marker 56. Multi-vehicle accident along I-24 at mile marker 56.
Multi-vehicle accident along I-24 at mile marker 56. Multi-vehicle accident along I-24 at mile marker 56.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. -

Overnight rain and slick roadways are to blame for multiple accidents across Middle Tennessee Monday mooring.

An incident occurred just before 7:30 a.m. along Interstate 24 westbound at mile marker 58 in the Antioch area.  Traffic was slow heading into downtown Nashville and drivers were urged to use caution in the area.

A crash involving multiple vehicles was reported along I-24 East at mile marker 53.
The incident was reported at 6:40 a.m. where the interstate merges with I-440.

Eastbound traffic was affected with the left lane blocked. The scene was expected to be clear by 8 a.m.

Another crash was reported around the same time about three miles south at the Harding Place exit at mile marker 56 when a car hydroplaned and struck another vehicle.  The driver of vehicle hit received injuries to his face and was transported to an area hospital.  Two lanes were shutdown for about 20 minutes while crews cleared the scene.

Crews were also on the scene of a crash on I-40 East at the Second Avenue South exit.

A multi-vehicle crash was reported along State Route 155 East between mile marker 18 and 19.  Eastbound traffic was affected with the right lane blocked. The crash was expected to be cleared by 6:40 a.m.

Just before 6 a.m., a multi-vehicle accident was reported along I-65 South at mile marker 77.  Southbound traffic was affected with the right lane blocked.  The lanes were expected to be cleared by 6:40 a.m.

Another accident was reported around 5:30 a.m. along I-65 South at mile marker 76.  A car was reportedly facing the wrong direction.

Around the same time, an accident was reported along I-40 East at mile marker 216 near the Nashville International Airport.  It was estimated to be cleared around 6:30 a.m.

An accident with injuries was reported in Humphreys County along I-40 West at mile marker 140 before 5 a.m.

Wet roads are believed to be a factor in many of the accidents. Drivers were urged to use caution on the roadways.

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