NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Power has been restored to most NES customers in West Nashville after a cleaning truck clipped a power line on the side of Interstate 40 early Thursday morning.

At one point close to 800 customers were without power because of the damaged power lines. 

As of 8 a.m. east and westbound lanes are still shut down on I-40 between the I-40/440 split and the White Bridge Pike exit on the west side of town.

Traffic is being rerouted off the interstate at the White Bridge exit until the roadway is cleared. 

At 5:45 a.m. Metro Police shut down all lanes on I-40 West after reopening two earlier Thursday. They say NES suggested the shutdown. 

As of 8 a.m., only 12 NES customers are still listed without power on the company's outage map

The power outage also caused headaches on Charlotte Avenue early Thursday morning, as police were forced to direct traffic. 

No injuries were reported in the incident. 

Just after 6 p.m. Thursday, NES was still doing rolling closures of I-40 to finish the electrical work. Crews could be seen dragging cable across the interstate. All lanes of I-40 East are reopened, and two lanes of I-40 West remain closed. 

 
 

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