Saturday, May 1, 2010

TDOT cancels I-440 roadwork for weather

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has canceled its plans to close part of I-440 over the weekend due to the forecast of rain. Crews were originally supposed to lay reflective striping on the westbound lanes of the interstate from the I-65 junction to the I-40 junction. Officials said the closure would be rescheduled for a later date. Meteorologists with the National Weather Service in Nashville said heavy rain is moving into the area. One to 2 inches could fall on Middle Tennessee today. A lull is anticipated tonight, and then another round of strong storms will move in Sunday when another 1-2 inches is possible. More storms are expected Monday and Tuesday with possible flash flooding. For more information on construction projects, visit Travelers can also dial 511 from any landline or cellular phone for more details. — NICOLE YOUNG THE TENNESSEAN

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