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Crashes reported on 11-E, I-26 in Washington County; traffic backed up

Staff Report • Jul 31, 2013 at 3:36 PM

Three crashes with injuries have been reported on highways in Washington County.

Emergency radio communications indicated a vehicle had crashed and rolled several times before landing in the median on U.S. Highway 11-E in Limestone near Big Limestone Road around 10:30 a.m.

A second wreck with injuries was reported at mile marker 15 in the eastbound lane on Interstate 26 just before 11 a.m.

The third report happened on I-26 at the overpass at Lakeview Drive in the eastbound lane about 11:10 a.m. in Johnson City. Police were dispatching additional patrol cars for traffic control in the North Roan Street area of I-26 because of multiple crashes. Traffic was backing up.

Additional crashes were reported about 11:15 a.m. on East Watauga Avenue at Welbourne Street and a few minutes later at East Springbrook Drive and North Roan. No injuries were reported in those two wrecks.

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