Tractor-trailer fire closed I-81 in Hamblen Co. Wednesday mornin

Tractor-trailer fire closed I-81 in Hamblen Co. Wednesday morning

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A tractor-trailer fire is snarling traffic on Interstate 81 North in Hamblen County. (Photo: Lawrence Selvaggi) A tractor-trailer fire is snarling traffic on Interstate 81 North in Hamblen County. (Photo: Lawrence Selvaggi)
MORRISTOWN (WATE) - A tractor-trailer fire is snarling traffic on Interstate 81 North in Hamblen County Wednesday morning.

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, it happened around 7:30 a.m. near mile marker 10.

TDOT says northbound traffic is affected with the roadway limited to one lane of traffic. Southbound lanes are open.

A corrosive substance spilled from the truck which forced the evacuation 10 people from 5 nearby houses.

No injuries have been reported at this time.

Just one week ago, a tractor-trailer fire on I-81 near mile marker 12 took crews hours to clean up.
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