Overturned Truck Creates Traffic Nightmare on I-240

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(Memphis)  A section of southbound I-240 north of the Walnut Grove exit was shut down this morning after an accident involving a tractor trailer.

As of 6 a.m. Thursday, police were diverting all southbound traffic onto the exit ramp at Walnut Grove. Motorists can follow that ramp back onto the interstate south of the Walnut Grove interchange.

Traffic trying to head southbound on I-240 from westbound I-40 was diverted to Sam Cooper Blvd. and Summer Ave.

The flyover to I-240 southbound was closed to lessen the amount of traffic in the accident zone.

If you plan to travel in the area this morning, police are urging you to avoid the area and use alternate routes.

TDOT estimates that the accident will be cleared by 7:30 a.m. at the earliest.