I-81 South in Hamblen County closes after crash involving vehicle carrying toothpaste

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Courtesy: Mark Nagi, TDOT, crash on I-81 S

HAMBLEN COUNTY, Tenn. (WKRN) – I-81 South is closed in Hamblen County after two commercial vehicles crashed near mile-marker 16.

The Community Relations Officer for the Tennessee Department of Transportation posted a statement on Twitter about the crash:

Both vehicles were completely destroyed by fire. One was a car hauler and one was carrying toothpaste. TDOT officials said the cleanup is expected to take a while.

As of 3:15 p.m. ET (2:15 p.m. CT), I-81 has reopened, according to the Greeneville/Greene County EMA.

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