Guardrail repairs block lanes on I-65 in Williamson County - WKRN News 2

Guardrail repairs block lanes on I-65 in Williamson County


Lane closures are expected along Interstate 65 South in Williamson County, near exit 61, on Monday.

Tennessee Department of Transportation crews are working to replace a guardrail following weekend crash.

According to Franklin Police Department, a truck driver traveling southbound on I-65 ran off the road around 4 p.m. Saturday. His rig struck the guardrail and landed in the ditch.

The driver told investigating officers that another driver in a white pickup truck cut into his lane, and he swerved to avoid a collision.

The crash happened a short distance from the Peytonsville Road exit, where the interstate bottlenecks from four to two lanes.

Construction is currently underway in the median of the same stretch of highway.

The semi was hauling several other vehicles at the time of the crash.

Two tow trucks were called to pull the damaged tractor trailer and its cargo out of the ditch Saturday evening, but maneuvering the three large vehicles on the narrow highway proved difficult.

It took more than eight hours to clear the wreckage and reopen the interstate.

TDOT crews returned Monday morning to replace 100 to 200 feet of guardrail damaged by the crash.

The right lane is expected to remain closed during repairs, which should be finished by 3 p.m. Monday.

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