— It’s almost midnight in Chattanooga, a city of nearly 400,000 people on the outskirts of Nashville.
The city’s population has more than tripled in the past five years, and in February, it was a full 100 miles from Nashville to Atlanta.
The rush hour traffic is often packed and the city has one of the nation’s highest rates of traffic deaths.
But in December, traffic on the road to Chattanooga from Atlanta started to slow down, according to traffic experts.
The traffic jam started after a construction crew came across a pile of construction materials that was too heavy for the roads.
The contractors had to stop work on the highway to move them to the next site.
That caused the road inbound to merge with the one to the south, and the intersection became jammed.
The work was to clear a bridge across a creek that was built over the railroad tracks, and a highway contractor had to help clear the road, said Brian Schmack, the project manager of the construction project.
The contractor had a broken arm.
It’s not the first time Chattanooga has had problems with construction crews and accidents have happened in the city, which has one the nations fastest-growing population, and is home to more than one-quarter of the state’s population.
In the past decade, there have been five traffic deaths in the United States.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation, which is responsible for traffic safety, said the problem could be caused by an unusual weather pattern or the failure of the contractor to take precautions.
The Department of Public Safety said the company could have been working on another project when the pile of materials went down.
It’s not clear what caused the pile, and there are no reports of any accidents.
But Chattanooga officials said they have no plans to close the intersection.
Instead, they are trying to reduce the traffic jams.
The city has put a stop to the construction of more than 1,500 miles of road in the last decade, and said it has worked to make the city safer.