UPDATE: The crash has been cleared.


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — A crash is causing traffic to back up on Interstate 81 near the Fort Henry Drive exit.

TDOT reported a multi-vehicle crash just past Exit 59 on I-81 North around 8 p.m. Thursday.

One northbound lane was closed as of 9 p.m.

TDOT had also reported a crash involving a commercial vehicle on I-81 South near Tri-Cities Crossing, however, both lanes had reopened as of 9 p.m.

It is unclear when the crash near Fort Henry Drive will be cleared.