Traffic backed up on I-40 Bridge between Tennessee and Arkansas

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Traffic in the eastbound lane of the Interstate 40 bridge came to a stand still on Monday night around 7 p.m.

It is not clear what stopped traffic however a local group called the ‘Coalition of Concerned Citizens’ posted messages on social media, calling for people to drive slowly over the bridge from 7 p.m. until 10 p.m. Monday morning.

Traffic began to pick up around 7:10 p.m. but then began slowing down around 7:20 p.m.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Smartway camera system caught a strong police presence in the eastbound lane.

WREG has reached out to police for information on the situation however have not heard back.

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