I-81 Traffic Alert

On Sunday, September 11, 2022 as of approximately 2:45 PM, Interstate 81 southbound in and around Kingsport is becoming extremely congested at the 55 mile-marker reportedly already backing up as far as exit 59 (Colonial Heights). The congestion is a result of a crash reportedly involving a tractor-trailer and a motor home that is believed to be blocking the interstate at the 55 mile-marker. THP is responding to the crash. Motorists should avoid the area and plan an alternate route. Anyone already in the area is asked to exercise caution and patience and obey all traffic instructions. Questions involving the crash should be directed to THP. Further inquiries regarding traffic should be directed to TDOT.

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