Traffic Snarled On I 40

Two tractor-trailer rigs have collided in Wilson County, closing the westbound lanes of Interstate 40.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation says the crash occurred at 6 a.m. Thursday and officials don’t expect the road to be cleared until afternoon.

Westbound traffic is being diverted and eastbound traffic is reported slow because of rubbernecking.

The crash site is at mile marker 248, near the Smith County line.