Eastman transferring hazardous materials Saturday caused road closure


KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL) – Eastman Chemical Company tells News Channel 11 non-routine operations in one of their manufacturing areas planned for Saturday includes a transfer of hazardous materials, causing a section of road to be closed nearby.

We reached out to Eastman after News Channel 11 viewers reached out wondering why traffic is being diverted near the chemical company.

A spokesperson tells us Eastman requested the City of Kingsport to close a section of road at the intersections of John B. Dennis and Lincoln Streets in an abundance of caution while they transfer the materials.

The road was closed at 8 p.m. The transfer lasted a few hours and the road has since reopened.

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