Update: Part of I-81 back open after wreck

7:19 PM, Oct 16, 2011   |    comments
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Part of Interstate 81 is back open in Hamblen County after a 4-vehicle accident closed a portion of the highway.

THP says the accident happened about 1 o'clock at mile marker 10 near White Pine.

A tractor trailer and three other vehicles were involved in the accident.

2 Lifestar helicopters did respond to the scene.

THP officials say there were no fatalities, but they aren't sure of the extent of any injuries.

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Tennessee Highway Patrol is reporting the Northbound lanes of I-81 in Hamblen County are shut down because of an accident.

They are not releasing much information about the accident but they do say it happened near mile marker 11.

The lanes are expected to reopen around 3 p.m.

According to THP, two Lifestar helicopters reported to the scene.

We will have more information as it becomes available.


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