1 northbound lane of I-81 in Greene County back open after tractor trailer fire

(source: TDOT)

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – The left lane of Interstate 81 northbound is back open at mile marker 33 in Greene County due to a tractor trailer fire, but the right lane is expected to remain closed for several more hours.

The fire was reported just after 6 p.m. Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman Mark Nagi says crews are letting the fire burn until it can be safely extinguished.

A Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman told WJHL no one was injured in the fire. The truck was carrying a type of oil.

Traffic was being detoured off the interstate at exit 23. No other information has been released.

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