LEXINGTON, Tenn. — Motorists stranded during a snowstorm on Interstate 40 between Memphis and Nashville finally got moving early Saturday as crashes were cleared.

A few hundred people were still stuck on the highway near the Henderson-Carroll county until the road was cleared about 2 a.m. Saturday.

One driver, Kurt Brown, told The Jackson Sun Friday night that he hadn’t moved in the traffic for seven hours. Brown estimated he was about five miles from the site of the accident that caused the highway to shut down. Several tractor-trailers had skidded off the interstate in Henderson County.

Tennessee Department of Transportation spokeswoman Nichole Lawrence says the storm was a worst-case scenario for the state’s efforts to salt roads. Rains on Thursday night diluted the road salt before the snow hit.


Information from: The Jackson Sun, http://www.jacksonsun.com

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