NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Many roadways are affected after strong storms moved through Middle Tennessee and Southern Kentucky early Saturday morning.
Dickson County Emergency Management says everyone should stay away from Interstate 40 due to road closures caused by storm damage and crashes. Everyone is also asked to stay away from the area of Murrall road, E. Piney Road and W. Grab Creek Road, along with 46S South of I-40. Anyone in need of shelter can go to the Dickson County Family YMCA. Multiple trees and power lines are also reported down in the South End of the county, according to Dickson County 911.
In Humphreys County, traffic on I-40 eastbound is being diverted at Exit 143. The Tennessee Highway Patrol is working to clear several crashes.
Authorities in Hendersonville say crews are working to clear roadways from downed power lines and trees.
THP also reports live power lines are down in Putnam County. Residents are also reminded to never approach downed power lines.
In Kentucky, I-69 is blocked at the Graves-Marshall county line due to downed power lines and trees. Authorities say this is along I-69 between Benton and Mayfield around the 34 to 37 mile marker and that cleanup may take most of Saturday. Anyone driving on I-69 southbound should take the U.S. 641-Spur at Benton Exit 41 to U.S. 641 South to KY 80 East to reconnect to Interstate 69/The Purchase Parkway southbound at Mayfield Exit 21. Drivers traveling northbound on Purchase Parkway from Fulton to I-69 can use the KY 80 Mayfield South Bypass at Exit 21 to reverse this route.
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