ICY ROADS: Crashes due to weather reported across the Tri-Cities region

TRI-CITIES, TN/VA (WJHL) – News Channel 11 is following road conditions in the Tri-Cities region. The Tennessee Department of Transportation and the Virginia Department of Transportation reports crews are on standby in our region. They are monitoring roads and treating where needed.

Officials in Hawkins County reported several roads with ice early Monday. Also, several crashes with minor or no injuries were reported. But as of Monday afternoon, roads are just wet.

Other agencies across our region reported varying road conditions.

Kingsport police said they had some difficulties earlier in the day near Interstate-26 near Lynn Garden. Ice trucks, we’re told, were sent out and no other problems were reported in that area.

In Johnson City, a few car wrecks were reported on South Roan Street. And in Johnson City, a car reportedly slid off Quarry Road around 1:00 p.m.

In Washington County, TN a head-on collision was reported in the county on Maple Swamp Road. Deputies say the crash was weather-related. Injuries were reported as two people were taken to the hospital for treatment.

Icy roads were reported in Greene County around 11:00 a.m. — but at the moment, the sheriff’s office tells us the roads are just wet.

A crash was reported in Unicoi County, TN. The sheriff’s office says that crash was also weather-related.

Dickenson County, VA reported slick roads earlier on Monday, but no wrecks were reported.

In Lee County, VA wrecks were reported —  a person with injuries was taken to the hospital. The extent of their injuries is not known at this time.  Also, there were a few taken to the hospital due to falls.

Slick spots were reported in Smyth County, VA   and there were some crashes reported — but it’s unknown at this time if the crashes were related to weather.

And in Wise County, VA a few wrecks were reported.

Earlier on Monday Interstate-40 westbound in Knoxville closed due to a jack-knifed tractor-trailer. In addition, in the eastbound lane at the same location, another jack-knifed tractor-trailer was reported as well.

And south of Chattanooga, more than 30 cars were involved in a crash on Interstate-75 due to icy road conditions.

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