KPD e-News Release: Kingsport Police Issue Interstate 81 Traffic Advisory Due to Overturned Tractor Trailer

Kingsport Police Department

David Quillin, Chief of Police

200 Shelby Street • Kingsport, TN 37660

http://Police.KingsportTN.govwww.KingsportPDBlog.com

NEWS RELEASE
SUBJECT: Kingsport Police Issue Interstate 81 Traffic Advisory Due to Overturned Tractor Trailer
DATE: December 7, 2018
CASE #: 18-032785
GENERAL NARRATIVE
On December 7, 2018 at approximately 2:30 PM, Kingsport Police Patrol Officers were dispatched to Interstate 81 near the Interstate 26 interchange in reference to a crash involving an overturned tractor-trailer. As of the time of issuance of this news release, southbound I-81 is completely blocked.

Motorists are strongly encouraged to avoid this area if at all possible, and seek an alternate route, so as to avoid unnecessary congestion and delays. Anyone already in the immediate area is asked to slow down, be patient, pay attention, an obey all traffic instructions.

Specific information regarding the crash itself is not available at this time.

RELEASING OFFICER
Thomas M. Patton, Public Information Officer

Kingsport Police Department Professional Standards Unit

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

ThomasMPatton

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