MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two accidents on a ramp merging onto Interstate 55 has caused backup Wednesday morning.

The first accident happened around 6 a.m. when a car struck a pole on the Third Street ramp to get onto I-55 northbound.

Thirty minutes later, a fender bender occurred in the same location.

The center lane on Third Street before the ramp is currently blocked. I-55 is backed up as police work to clear the first accident.