Traffic gridlock on I-24 west cleared

Traffic gridlock on I-24 west cleared

March 23rd, 2017 by Jody Park in Breaking News

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.

An increased number of vehicles has slowed traffic to a crawl on Interstate 24 westbound from the Browns Ferry Road exit to the Tennessee-Georgia state line, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation's SmartWay website.

An increased number of vehicles has slowed traffic...

Photo by smartway.tn.gov/traffic

UPDATE: The traffic gridlock on I-24 westbound has been cleared.

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ORIGINAL STORY: An increased number of vehicles has slowed traffic to a crawl on Interstate 24 westbound today from the Browns Ferry Road exit to the Tennessee-Georgia state line, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation's SmartWay website.

The problem was reported about 3:30 p.m. and estimated to be cleared by 6:30 p.m. The website showed improving movement on I-24 at 5:20 p.m.

Westbound traffic is affected with delays expected. Eastbound traffic is affected with no delays.