UPDATE: Interstate 24 has reopened on Tuesday night after a person in distress shut down the roadway for about two hours.

It started around 8:30 p.m. near McBrien Road.

A spokesperson for the Chattanooga Police Department tells Channel 3, the roadway was closed in both directions so that CPD's Crisis Intervention Team (CIT) could help the person.

Police say the CIT was able to help the person.

During the response, traffic was re-routed to the Moore Road Exit.

TDOT's SmartWay cameras show traffic backed up to the Tennessee/Georgia state line on I-75 and the Rossville Boulevard exit on the eastbound side of I-24.

Both directions of I-24 reopened around 10:30 p.m.


ORIGINAL STORY: A portion of Interstate 24 is closed in both directions on Tuesday night.

According to TDOT, all westbound and eastbound lanes are closed.

A spokesperson for the Chattanooga Police Department tells Channel 3, the roadway has been closed to allow CPD Crisis Intervention Team to respond to a person in distress.

Traffic is being diverted at the Moore Road Exit.

Please avoid the area if at all possible.

We'll let you know as soon as the road is reopened.

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