SUMNER COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) — Friday morning motorists ran into major delays in Sumner County due to an overturned tractor-trailer that blocked Interstate 65 South.
📧 Have breaking come to you: Subscribe to News 2 email alerts →
The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) said the vehicle overturned at mile marker 103 around 6:15 a.m. on Friday, Oct. 6, leading to the closure of the southbound right lane on I-65.
However, by 10:30 a.m., crews had closed all southbound travel lanes, leaving only the shoulders open. Meanwhile, TDOT’s online traffic map is showing traffic backups stretching past mile marker 110:
As of 11:30 a.m., TDOT said only the southbound right shoulder is closed at mile marker 103 on I-65, but motorists are still significantly delayed for at least five miles along the interstate:
Just before noon, the icon for the overturned vehicle was removed from TDOT’s map, indicating the scene had been cleared.
No additional information has been released about the circumstances surrounding this incident, including whether anyone was injured.
📲 Download the News 2 app to stay updated on the go.
📧 Sign up for WKRN email alerts to have breaking news sent to your inbox.
💻 Find today’s top stories on WKRN.com for Nashville, TN and all of Middle Tennessee.
This is a developing story. WKRN News 2 will continue to update this article as new information becomes available.