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.
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.