Tractor trailer overturns on I-81 in Sullivan Co.; Stalls traffic for hours


(WJHL) – Traffic is moving again on a heavily traveled Tri-Cities roadway after a tractor-trailer crash slowed traffic for several hours.

The truck overturned at the median of Interstate 81 northbound in Kingsport, around 5:00 a.m. near mile marker 54 on Interstate 81. That’s just before the Interstate 26 exchange near Fall Branch. 

One lane of the northbound side of Interstate-81 was shut down until after 2:00 p.m. as crews worked to get the truck upright and towed away. 

If took more than nine hours to clear the scene. 

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