KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee's Department of Transportation is preparing for heavy traffic in conjunction with this weekend's NASCAR events at Bristol Motor Speedway by sending special HELP trucks to assist drivers.
This weekend, two HELP trucks from Knoxville will patrol the area from Friday to Sunday to assist with incidents to keep traffic flowing. The four-wheel drive trucks are equipped with bumpers that can be used to push cars.
TDOT will also have portable message signs to warn drivers of possible delays.
After the race, one westbound lane of Interstate 40 from the Tri-Cities area to Knoxville will be closed in Jefferson County at the I-40/I-81 interchange to allow two lanes to flow from Interstate 81 to Knoxville.
To comment, the following rules must be followed:
Comments may be monitored for inappropriate content, but the station is under no legal obligation to do so.
If you believe a comment violates the above rules, please use the Flagging Tool to alert a Moderator.
Flagging does not guarantee removal.
Multiple violations may result in account suspension.
Decisions to suspend or unsuspend accounts are made by Station Moderators.
Links require admin approval before posting.
Questions may be sent to email@example.com. Please provide detailed information.
Viewers with disabilities can get assistance accessing this station's FCC Public Inspection File by contacting the station with the information listed below. Questions or concerns relating to the accessibility of the FCC's online public file system should be directed to the FCC at 888-225-5322, 888-835-5322 (TTY), or firstname.lastname@example.org.