SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – A crash on Interstate 26 in Sullivan County closed the westbound lanes earlier Wednesday, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT).

The TDOT SmartWay Traffic Map states that a multi-vehicle crash near Mile Marker 5 occurred around 4:36 p.m. Traffic was backed up to the Rock Springs Road exit, according to TDOT.

As of 6 p.m., TDOT reported that lanes were no longer blocked and traffic was flowing.

The Kingsport Police Department issued a traffic alert due to a crash in the area that was described as a “crash with injuries.”