Semi tractor-trailer fire slows eastbound traffic on I-24, blocks off-ramp

Semi tractor-trailer fire slows eastbound traffic on I-24, blocks off-ramp

March 21st, 2019 by Staff Report in Local Regional News

This screenshot taken from the Tennessee Department of Transportation's SmartWay website shows a semitractor-trailer on the side of I-24 eastbound that caught fire and slowed traffic.

Photo by Screenshot of Tennessee Department of Transportation's SmartWay website

A cargo fire onboard a semi tractor-trailer has affected eastbound traffic on Interstate 24 at the Belvoir Avenue/Germantown Road exit 183A, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The fire was first reported at 8:41 p.m. and is estimated to be cleared by 11:42 p.m. Thursday night.

TDOT's SmartWay website currently shows the truck on the side of the road surrounded by fire and police vehicles.

The off-ramp is also blocked.

Westbound traffic is not affected, according to TDOT.


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