NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) — A pothole damaged more than a dozen vehicles along Interstate 24 in Antioch Friday morning.
The pothole is in the westbound lanes near the Bell Road exit by the Blue Hole Road overpass.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation told News 2 the pothole damaged an estimated 13 vehicles.
The vehicles pulled over to the shoulder and were towed away as TDOT officials responded to help.
A TDOT spokesperson told News 2 the pothole formed at a bridge joint over Mill Creek and required emergency repairs. Maintenance crews performed the emergency repairs and are in the process of scheduling permanent repairs.
The impacted lane was closed to traffic once TDOT was made aware of the issue.
TDOT said if drivers hit a pothole and experience damage to their vehicle, they may submit a damage claim. Claims are investigated on a case-by-case basis through the Tennessee Department of Treasury. Examiners review the circumstances, the type and location of the pothole, determine if TDOT had been previously notified of the issue, and if crews had been given a reasonable amount of time to repair the pothole.