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Traffic slowed on Interstate-81 due to propane tractor trailer crash

Traffic slowed on Interstate-81 due...

BRISTOL, Tenn. - Emergency crews are working an incident backing up traffic along Interstate-81 around the lunchtime commute Monday.

Emergency management director Jim Bean said a propane truck crashed in the northbound lanes of Interstate-81 at mile marker 73 around 11 a.m. Monday. TDOT confirms one of the northbound lanes remains closed as of 11:30 a.m.

Bean confirmed the driver was entrapped, but crews were working to free the driver from the vehicle. Crews were also working to contain a diesel spill coming from the truck.

Bean said the incident was a single-vehicle crash. So far, no other injuries have been reported.


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