Multi-vehicle crash blocks I-55 near downtown

Multi-vehicle crash blocks I-55 near downtown
Multi-vehicle crash on I-55. (Source: TDOT)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WMC) - A crash involving multiple vehicles blocked southbound lanes of Interstate 55 near downtown Memphis Monday evening.

TDOT traffic cameras showed at least one vehicle overturned and several others wrecked near the Wisconsin Avenue overpass.

According to TDOT, the crash was reported at 6:42 p.m. and estimated to be cleared by 10 p.m.

The exact number of vehicles involved or reports of injuries were not immediately available.

Traffic on I-55, a major north-south trucking route, was beginning to back up across the Mississippi River bridge into Arkansas.

Drivers coming from West Memphis should detour onto I-40 eastbound into Memphis, and follow I-240 eastbound to rejoin Interstate 55 in South Memphis.

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