I-240 westbound closed after vehicle cargo fire - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

I-240 westbound closed after vehicle cargo fire

Image of the cargo fire taken from TDOT camera. Image of the cargo fire taken from TDOT camera.
View from another TDOT Smartway camera. View from another TDOT Smartway camera.
A portion of the traffic backup on I-240 after the westbound lanes were shut down. A portion of the traffic backup on I-240 after the westbound lanes were shut down.

(WMC-TV) – The Tennessee Department of Transportation's website is reporting that Interstate 240 in Memphis near Poplar Avenue is closed after a vehicle cargo fire.

This is on the westbound side of I-240 at mile marker 13 between the Walnut Grove Road and Poplar Avenue exits.  At this time, the entire westbound side of I-240 is closed, and traffic is being re-routed.

That accident was reported at 5:20pm.

A second accident has also occurred just south of the first accident on the eastbound side of I-240 near mile marker 15.  Right-hand lanes of the eastbound side are blocked, and motorists should expect minor delays.

Stay with Action News 5 online at wmctv.com, Facebook, and Twitter for the latest updates on this accident.  We will have a full report on these accidents tonight on Action News 5 at 10pm.

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