I-24 at the I-40 merge reopens after crash involving semi trucks


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) —A crash involving multiple semi-trucks closed Interstate 24 at the junction of Interstate 40 early Thursday morning.

The crash happened around 3 a.m. at mile marker 213, which is where I-24 and I-40 merge heading into downtown Nashville.

The westbound lanes of I-24 were closed at the site of the crash. One lane reopened to traffic just before 6 a.m.

Metro police said the crash involved two semi-trucks and at least one other vehicle. The crash caused one semi to jack-knife and oil leaked onto the interstate, according to Metro police.

Minor injuries were reported in the crash.

The roadway is expected to fully reopen to traffic around 7:45 a.m.

No additional information was immediately released.

This is a developing story. Stay with News 2 and WKRN.com for updates.

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