Accident Shuts Down Part of I-40 Bridge
(Memphis) Icy conditions on the Hernando DeSoto Bridge led to a major traffic jam Thursday morning after a tractor trailer and a truck collided.
The accident happened just after 5 a.m. in the westbound lanes of Interstate 40 on the Memphis side of the bridge.
Memphis Police say ice left behind by sleet and freezing rain overnight likely played a role in causing the crash.
All lanes reopened mid-morning.