SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A crash on Interstate 81 in Sullivan County caused traffic delays in the northbound lanes Thursday.

According to a traffic alert from the Kingsport Police Department, the crash occurred at 10:57 a.m. near the 60 mile marker. The alert described the crash as causing property damage and encouraged drivers to seek alternate routes to avoid the area.

By 1 p.m., the scene of the crash appeared to be cleared and traffic was moving.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay Traffic Map previously depicted the northbound lanes as backed up for several miles as of 12:05 p.m. A traffic camera extremely close to the scene of the crash was not available for streaming; however, one further north of the crash showed traffic slowly moving past the scene.

News Channel 11 has reached out to the Kingsport Police Department for more details on the crash.