UPDATE: TDOT crews will be closing Interstate 24 East and the Moore Road overpass on Monday night for another inspection of the bridge.

TDOT crews will close I-24 East at mile marker 184 from 10:00 p.m. to 6:00 a.m.

The purpose of the inspection is to determine if TDOT crews will need to make future repairs to the Moore Road bridge after it was hit by an over-sized load being carried by a dump truck on January 7.

Drivers passing through the area during the inspection will be rerouted off Exit 184 and back onto I-24 East until TDOT crews are finished.

Here are some alternate routes to help you avoid the area and potential traffic backup:

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ORIGINAL STORY: A portion I-24 East in Chattanooga will be closed for sometime as crews work to repair a bridge beam that was heavily damage by an oversized load on a dump truck on Tuesday.

Both police and TDOT officials say I-24 East between the McBrien Road off-ramp and mile marker 184 is closed to allow road crews to repair a bridge beam on the Moore Road overpass that was hit by the load of a commercial vehicle.

TDOT officials have not provided a timeframe for when the work will be done at this time, but say their crews will be working around the clock.

In the meantime, here are some alternate routes to help you avoid a traffic headache:

Sgt. Alan Bailey says the driver of the dump truck, Beverly Cross of Rossville, and the driver of a 2014 Camry that was hit by debris from the overpass were not injured.

Sgt. Bailey says Cross was cited for her load being over height.

Channel 3 is monitoring the repairs to the overpass and will let you know when it and I-24 East reopens.

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