Lanes of I-40 reopen in West Nashville after truck clips power line


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A portion of Interstate 40 in West Nashville was closed for hours after the driver of a truck pulled down a power line early Thursday morning.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reported all lanes of the interstate were shut down in both directions around 3:30 a.m. at exit 205, which is the 51st Avenue/46th Avenue exit.

  • 40 closed wires
  • 40 closed wires
  • 40 closed wires
  • 40 closed wires
  • 40 closed wires

First responders said a truck hit a power line, bringing the line down, creating a hazard.

At one point, Nashville Electric Service reported nearly 800 people were without electricity, as a result of the incident.

Power appeared to be restored to everyone in the area by 7:45 a.m., according to the NES outage map.

No injuries were initially reported.

Two lanes of the east and all westbound lanes reopened to traffic around 9 a.m.

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