KPD e-News Release: Northbound Interstate 81 Closed Due to Crash

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

SUBJECT: Northbound Interstate 81 Closed Due to Crash
DATE: May 23, 2018
On May 23, 2018, as of 2:15 PM, northbound Interstate 81 at mile-marker 50 is completely closed as a result of a motor vehicle collision. The crash itself is being investigated by the Tennessee Highway Patrol, so all inquiries regarding the crash should be directed to that agency.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) is in the process of setting up detours; therefore, any inquiries regarding the status of road closures and detours should be directed to that agency.

Motorists should make every possible effort to plan an alternate route and avoid the area, so as to avoid unnecessary congestion and delays. Anyone already in the area is asked to obey all traffic instructions, exercise caution and patience, and drive with a heightened sense of 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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