Two separate crashes on SR-153 in Hixson Thursday morning snarled traffic and made for a slow commute.

The first crash at DuPont Parkway at SR-153 blocked the northbound lanes, Traffic was temporarily re-routed east to Hammill Road.

The second crash, further north on SR-153 at Gadd Road, backed up southbound traffic past Hixson Pike.

The accidents' backup overlapped making a tough choice for drivers with little chance of finding a way around the mess.