KPD e-News Release: Possible I-81 Traffic Congestion Due to Tractor-Trailer Fire

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Possible I-81 Traffic Congestion Due to Tractor-Trailer Fire
DATE:  November 10, 2017
On November 10, 2017 as of approximately 5:15 PM, Kingsport area first responders are on the scene of a tractor-trailer fire on the southbound side of Interstate 81 at roughly the 66 mile-marker. Traffic is down to one-lane and will continue to be so for at least a couple of hours. This could obviously potentially result in traffic congestion and delays.

Motorists are encouraged to avoid the area and plan an alternate route if at all possible. Motorists already in the immediate area are encourage to slow down, exercise caution and patience, obey all traffic instructions, and drive with a heightened sense of situational awareness.

Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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


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