Walnut Grove shut down after wreck involving at least 18 vehicles

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Vehicles are wrecked on Walnut Grove near Humphreys on Wednesday morning. (Ian Ripple, WREG)

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. —Police shut down two major traffic arteries for morning commuters in East Memphis Wednesday.

Walnut Grove at Humphreys was closed in both directions, as well as Interstate 40 westbound at the I-240 flyover.

Police said 18 vehicles were involved in wrecks at Walnut Grove and Humphreys. WREG crews counted 23.

In both cases, officials blamed icy road conditions and multiple wrecks.

They were just two of the largest traffic problems out of dozens of wrecks and traffic backups across Shelby and DeSoto counties Wednesday morning.

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