Traffic Alert: Tanker overturns on I-26 eastbound, one lane now open

Courtesy of Premier Equipment

KINGSPORT, TN (WJHL) -The Kingsport Fire Department tells News Channel 11 one lane is now open on I-26 eastbound to get an overturned tractor trailer tanker out of a ditch.

The trailer overturned eastbound near Rock Springs Road at Exit 6.

According to a KPD news release, officers responded to the crash around 12:45 p.m. No other vehicles were involved in the crash and no injuries were reported.

Police said at least one of the eastbound lanes will remain closed with intermittent complete road closures until at least 4 p.m.

Kingsport Fire Department Hazmat crews are currently on-scene trying to contain a leak. Kingsport Fire Department Senior Captain Jim Carter says a chemical truck rolled over.

Carter says both lanes will be shutdown temporarily while they pull the truck out of the ditch.

A crash on the opposite side of the road is also slowing traffic.

Anyone traveling through the area is asked to use caution, obey traffic instructions or avoid the area and seek an alternate route to avoid delays and traffic congestion.

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