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Drivers experiencing delays along I-240; officer involved in crash at busy intersection

Published: Oct. 25, 2021 at 5:41 AM CDT
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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - Your morning commute may be delayed if you normally travel on I-240. Drivers are experiencing backed-up traffic due to an overturned vehicle and a crash.

Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay cameras show traffic moving slowly on I-240 westbound at Poplar Avenue The left lane is blocked. Drivers are able to pass on the right.

And a semi-truck is flipped over on the I-240/I-40 ramp toward Sycamore View Road. The ramp is closed as emergency crews work to clear the scene.

The driver was rushed to the hospital following the incident.

It is unclear how long the ramp will be closed. You can use Summer Avenue to Sycamore View Road to get back on I-40.

An officer was also involved in a crash at the intersection of Knight Arnold and Mendenhall Road around 5:30 a.m.

Two cars were involved and the officer is in non-critical condition.

Be mindful of road conditions due to early morning rain.

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