A section of U.S. Highway 19E near Roan Mountain is closed due to a tractor-trailer fire. 

Carter County 911 says a truck carrying dairy caught fire near the intersection of Crabtree Road, just west of town. 

It could take hours to clean up the scene and reopen the road, according to dispatch. 

TDOT crews are responding to the crash site to salt the roadway. 

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