UPDATE: I-81 in Greene County partially reopened


UPDATE (9:42 p.m.) - One lane of Interstate 81 North in Greene County has reopened.

According to a TDOT spokesman, the left lane reopened about 9:40 p.m.

The right lane is to remain closed for several hours.


A tractor-trailer fire has closed Interstate 81 North in Greene County.

According to TDOT, the closure is at mile marker 33.

TDOT spokesperson Mark Nagi said crews are installing detours. They are planning for the northbound lane ot be closed for several hours.

Crews are letting the fire burn until it can be extinguished.

You can get the latest TDOT updates here.

Stay with News 5 and for more information about the closure.