7 cars in 3 crashes inside TN tunnel - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

7 cars in 3 crashes inside TN tunnel

(AP) - Ice that formed inside a traffic tunnel in Chattanooga caused police to close it overnight after three crashes.

A total of 7 vehicles collided inside the Wilcox Tunnel. No one was injured, but two cars were destroyed.

The tunnel carries Wilcox Boulevard through Missionary Ridge.

A city police news release said the pavement was so slippery that officers filling out reports were sliding on it. No citations were issued in any of the crashes, which occurred around 9:30 p.m. Monday.

Police closed the tunnel for the night until road crews could spread salt and make it safe again.

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