KPD e-News Release: Overturned Tractor Trailer Tanker Halts Interstate 26 Traffic

Kingsport Police Department

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

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

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NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Overturned Tractor Trailer Tanker Halts Interstate 26 Traffic
DATE: November 29, 2016
CASE #: 16-025914
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On November 29, 2016 at approximately 12:45 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers responded to eastbound Interstate 26, just east of Rock Springs Road (exit 6), in reference to an overturned tractor trailer tanker. No other vehicles were involved in the incident and no injuries were reported.

As a result of the overturned commercial vehicle, at least one lane of eastbound I-26 will remain closed, with the possibility of intermittent complete road closures, until at least 4:00 PM today.

Motorists in the immediate area are urged to exercise caution and patience and obey all traffic instructions. Motorists not yet in the area are strongly encouraged to avoid the area completely, and seek an alternate route so as to avoid unnecessary delays and decrease overall traffic congestion.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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