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Wrecks delaying traffic on I-81 in Kingsport

Staff report • Feb 14, 2019 at 4:07 PM

Kingsport police say motorists should currently try to avoid northbound Interstate 81 in the Colonial Heights area, as two crashes are backing up traffic.

The advisory was issued shortly before 4 p.m. The wrecks are at mile markers 59 and 63, with traffic being diverted off I-81 at the Colonial Heights exit.

Police are encouraging motorists in that area to seek alternate routes.