A structure fire on Lebanon Road between Lebanon and Mt. Juliet has traffic congested while emergency crews work to fight the blaze.
The fire is near Beckwith Road, and Wilson Emergency Management Agency officials said it could cause significant traffic backups and other issues.
Officials advise avoiding the area at least until 5 p.m. Interstate 40 or Highway 109 may be used for eastbound commutes to the east of the area.
For those traveling in the area, fire crews may be walking on or near the roadway, and officials advised motorists to drive carefully.