KINGSPORT, Tenn. (WJHL)– A flipped tractor trailer caused major delays on Interstate 81 Saturday.
According to the Kingsport Police department, the driver of a 2011 Peterbilt tractor trailer, Ronnie Ellensburg was trying to merge on I-81 when he lost control and rolled the truck over on its side into northbound lanes.
The ramp and some travel lanes of Interstate 81 have remained closed now for over six hours.
A commercial wrecker is on scene attempting to return the tractor trailer to an upright position, with the expectation of having the roadway cleared and all lanes reopened soon.
Ellenburg was taken to Bristol Regional Medical Center with non life threatening injuries.
T-DOT and the Tennessee Highway Patrol assisted in the accident.