Early morning 18-wheeler crash spills debris on I-240

(Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)
(Photo Source: WMC Action News 5)

MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) - A tractor-trailer hit the side of an overpass Thursday  morning, spilling its load and causing a mess on southbound Interstate 240 that impacted the commute.

The right southbound lane of I-240 at Norris Road was blocked for several hours while crews cleaned up debris. The accident happened early Thursday morning.

The truck was carrying two trailers of what looked like some type of fabric.

Police say the driver hit a light pole, a guard rail and scraped the overpass.

The driver was not injured.

All lanes of traffic in that area opened up around 6:20 a.m. Thursday.

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