A crash late Sunday night in Knoxville is causing continued delay at a busy downtown intersection.
A Sunday night traffic crash knocked out the traffic signals at the intersection of Middlebrook Pike and Sutherland Avenue. There are no operational traffic signals.
Traffic Alert: Crash being investigated on Middlebrook Pike at Sutherland Avenue. Avoid the area as crews clear the scene. Estimated clear time: 1am. pic.twitter.com/yeFK4mRXxy— Knoxville Police TN (@Knoxville_PD) April 9, 2018
Both East and Westbound lanes are open but the off ramp to Sutherland Ave is closed. Traffic exiting I-40 East must turn right to take Westbound Middlebrook Pk. Traffic is able to turn right from Sutherland Ave to Eastbound Middlebrook Pk.
Officers are on the scene but work on the lights is not going to begin until 9:00 am. It is unknown how long the repairs are going to take. This is a developing story and we’ll continue to update it as more details become available.