Drivers, be prepared.

The Wilcox Boulevard Tunnel will be closed Friday until around 3:00 pm.

Crews are working to remove trees that fell overnight, a Chattanooga Department of Transportation spokesperson explained.

CDOT originally thought the tunnel would be reopened by 10:00 am, but the closure had to be extended.

"Additional trees have been identified that need to be removed," a CDOT spokesperson said.

Detours are posted in the area.