UPDATE: Traffic being diverted to Lynn Garden after overturned beer truck closes I-26 at Tennessee-Virginia border

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UPDATE (11:15 a.m.) – According to Kingsport Police Department Public Information Officer Tom Patton, TDOT now has detours in place after a beer truck overturned, closing I-26 westbound near the Virginia border.

All westbound I-26 traffic going toward Virginia is being diverted onto Lynn Garden Drive, Patton said.

The current estimated time for cleanup and reopening of I-26 is 3 p.m. Saturday.


(WJHL) – According to the Kingsport Police Department, Interstate 26 westbound as it exits into the State of Virginia, is closed.

The closure, Public Information Officer for the Kingsport Police Department Tom Patton said, is due to an overturned beer truck.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation is en route to the scene and should be setting up detours and issuing traffic advisories, Patton said.

Courtesy of TDOT

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

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