UPDATE: All lanes reopened on I-26 after tanker flips


UPDATE: All lanes of Interstate 26 east have reopened after a tanker flipped near mile marker 10 earlier Wednesday.

News Channel 11 was at the scene as crews removed the tractor-trailer from the side of the interstate.


UPDATE: The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the tanker trunk rear-ended a Chevrolet Silverado that had slowed down for a wrecker pulling off the roadway. The tractor-trailer carrying 7,000 gallons of diesel fuel then went off the shoulder and flipped onto its passenger side.

According to a THP crash report, emergency management reported that about 100 gallons of fuel had spilled.

No injuries were reported.

THP says the tanker driver was cited with “due care.”

According to TDOT, the right lane of Interstate 26 east remains closed at mile-marker 10.


UPDATE 4:30 p.m. WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – First responders on scene told News Channel 11 that no injuries were reported and the crash was caused by a minor fender bender.

We’re told Johnson City Police, Tennessee Highway Patrol, and officials with the fire department are all on scene.

Stay with News Channel 11 as we continue to follow this story on-air and on WJHL.com.


WASHINGTON COUNTY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Johnson City Police and Fire crews are responding to an overturned tractor-trailer on I-26 near Eastern Star Road.

TDOT’s SmartWay map shows traffic backing up in both directions in the area.

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

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