Accident, truck fire block interstate ramp

KINGSPORT, Tenn. - An accident involving a tractor-trailer is blocking traffic on the interstate.

The accident occured around 1 p.m. Tuesday on I-81 at the I-26 exit. The Kingsport Fire Department was at the scene fighting a fire in the cab of the truck.

Traffic to the ramp is currently blocked; state police are asking motorists to avoid the area.

The Kingsport Police Department says no one was injured in the accident. The truck was carrying a load of broccoli; a large amount of it spilled into the road.

We'll have more information as it's available.

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