UPDATE: I-26 reopens in Kingsport after crashes

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UPDATE: Traffic is now moving on Interstate 26 west in Kingsport after two or three crashes closed both westbound lanes Wednesday evening.

News Channel 11 has reached out to Kingsport police for more information on the crashes.


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) — Kingsport police say they are working at least two crashes on Interstate 26 this evening.

According to the police department, officers are on the scene of two, possibly three, crashes that occurred during heavy rain.

The crashes happened on I-26 west near Bays Mountain and exit 1, the West Stone Drive exit.

Delays are being reported both east and westbound. As of 5:40 p.m., westbound lanes were closed.

Minor injuries were reported in one of the crashes, according to KPD.

This is a developing story. Look for updates on WJHL.com.

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