I-24 East and Moore Road reopen after overnight repairs

A portion of I-24 East is closed due to a truck hitting an overpass on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, in Chattanooga. / Photo courtesy of TDOT

UPDATE: Interstate 24 and Moore Road have reopened after overnight repairs, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Smartway traffic website.

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Rush hour traffic came to a halt Tuesday on Interstate 24 heading east at Exit 184 after a truck carrying an oversized load apparently hit the Moore Road bridge that crosses over the interstate.

The incident was reported around 2:40 p.m., according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation's Smartway traffic website.

The interstate is expected to be closed at Moore Road at least until sometime Wednesday morning. Moore Road is also shut down in both directions at the bridge.

Traffic on I-24 East was being detoured off at Exit 184 and back onto I-24 East.

"TDOT is working closely with the City of Chattanooga's traffic signal systems engineer to coordinate traffic signals in the area," reads a news release.

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