UPDATE: Highway 153 over the Chickamauga Dam has been re-opened to traffic after an earlier crash and cargo fire temporarily closed the road to southbound traffic.

Drivers may still experience delays until normal traffic flow resumes.

PREVIOUS STORY: A Tuesday afternoon cargo fire and multi-vehicle accident stopped traffic on Highway 153 Southbound at Chickamauga Dam.

Traffic is backed up to Dupont Parkway and in both directions; northbound is impacted, too. 

Use alternate routes if possible.

Incidents are not expected to be clear until 4 p.m. 

Check for updates inside the WRCB app or on the SmartWay website.