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Large Boulder Falls Onto I-24E Near Briley Parkway

Large Boulder Falls Onto I-24E Near Briley Parkway

CREATED Jan 14, 2014

NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A large boulder fell onto Interstate 24 eastbound near Briley Parkway on Tuesday morning.

The giant rock landed in the middle of the roadway near mile marker 42 around 8:30 a.m. It did not appear to have hit any passing vehicles.

Tennessee Department of Transportation maintenance crews moved the boulder off the side of the roadway around 10 a.m. The roadway was fully cleared around 11 a.m.

Eastbound traffic had been backed up for a couple of miles, so traffic remained slow. Westbound traffic was not affected.

No other details were immediately known.