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I-65S In Williamson Co. Reopens After Tractor Trailer Wreck

I-65S In Williamson Co. Reopens After Tractor Trailer Wreck

CREATED Feb 10, 2014

FRANKLIN, Tenn. – Interstate 65 Southbound in Williamson County has reopened after a wreck involving a tractor trailer had the road closed for most of the day, Monday. 

The crash happened around 7 a.m. at mile marker 62/Peytonsville Road. Officials said the tractor trailer veered off the side of Interstate 65, went beyond the guard rail, down the shoulder and flipped over.

No injuries were reported. The cause of the crash was under investigation.

The right lane was initially blocked, but the interstate was shut down around 8 a.m. as crews worked to pull the truck back up onto its wheels. The Tennessee Department of Transportation said it would remain closed until 3:50 p.m. while they lay gravel.

Traffic was backed up all the way to Highway 96, four miles away.

Northbound traffic was also moving slow in the area due to rubbernecking delays, and was backed up all the way to Highway 840.

Drivers were encouraged to find alternate routes, although both Highway 431 and Highway 31, which run parallel to the interstate, were also experiencing delays due to the additional volume.

A second crash further north on I-65 was also causing problems. Officials said a multiple vehicle crash occurred just before 11 a.m. in the southbound lanes at mile marker 68, just north of Cool Springs Boulevard. The road was finally reopened just before 4 p.m. 

Details about any possible injuries was not available.