I-24 ramp reopens after semi overturns in downtown Nashville


NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – An overturned tractor-trailer blocked a ramp on Interstate 24 East near downtown Nashville early Saturday morning.

It happened where the ramp merges with I-40 East just past the Silliman Evans Bridge around 4 a.m.

The driver was transported to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries.

The semi was hauling cases of nutrients to fertlize mushrooms, which spilled onto the roadway and to Hermitage Avenue below the interchange.

A small amount of diesel fuel also spilled from the truck.

Traffic was re-routed to get off on Shelby Street until the scene was stabilized.

The roadway fully reopened around 11 a.m.

TDOT installed new signs after three tractor-trailers crashed at this curve, though on the I-40 East side of the merge, in June.

Traffic was stopped for hours on June 28 when a semi hauling cotton overturned.

A semi carrying aluminum cans overturned on June 23. Ten days earlier, a semi hauling resin rolled down the embankment.