KPD e-News Release: Interstate 81 Crash Creating Traffic Delays

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

ThomasMPatton • 423-229-9433 (Desk) • 423-224-2786 (FAX)

SUBJECT: Interstate 81 Crash Creating Traffic Delays
DATE: November 1, 2016
On November 1, 2016 as of approximately 3:00 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers are on the scene of a motor vehicle collision on northbound Interstate 81 at mile marker 62 ½. There are no serious injuries reported in the incident; however, debris from that crash has resulted in temporary lane closures that are creating traffic delays.

For the time being, motorists already in the area are asked to exercise caution and patience. All other motorists are encouraged to attempt to avoid the area and seek an alternate route if at all possible. First responders anticipate having the area cleared to enable normal traffic patterns to resume within the hour.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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