Two accidents slowed traffic on Interstate 40 East in Dickson County Thursday afternoon. The first accident involving at least four vehicles occurred around 2:15 p.m. near mile marker 172. At 2:45 p.m., a second accident, involving two cars, was reported nearby at mile marker 171. Eastbound traffic was affected with the roadway partially blocked. Traffic was being diverted to alternate routes. The roadway reopened just after 4 p.m.Westbound traffic was affected with rubbernecking delays.