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Dangerous conditions lead to multiple crashes on Memphis highways

The roads are slick and dangerous so stay off the roads unless you absolutely have to be out.

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — With the slick-icy road conditions, accidents have been happening all over the city. 

ABC24 wants to keep you informed so that if you have to be on the road, you can avoid the areas. We will update this page as the information comes in.

Austin Peay Highway and James Road

There was a 16-car pile around 4:30 p.m. Thursday. 

Memphis Fire Department (MFD) told ABC24 that six people have been transported to the hospital with 2 in critical condition and 4 in non-critical. There were a total of 21 people involved in the crash. 

Credit: Memphis Fire Department

According to MFD, a Memphis Area Transit Authority (MATA) bus arrived on scene to keep those involved with this accident warm.

I-55 at the Mississippi River Bridge

ABC 24 witnessed on TDOT cameras a vehicle that stopped in the middle of the bridge after what appeared to be falling ice had struck the vehicle around 4:00 p.m. Thursday. 

The driver then got out of the car before another out-of-control car rear-ended the stopped vehicle. It is unclear whether the driver was struck in this collision.

No further information has been provided at this time.

I-40 at the Hernando DeSoto Bridge

A semi truck jack-knifed on the Hernando Desoto Bridge in Memphis Thursday afternoon. 

Memphis Police said there were no injuries.

Credit: TDOT
Credit: TDOT

I-40/I-240 Midtown Junction

A multi-vehicle crash happened on the I-40/I-240 Midtown Junction in Memphis Thursday afternoon. 

Credit: TDOT

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