The road was reopen totally at 1am.
10:23pm – Continue to expect delays and clean up in that area for several more hours, possibly into the early morning hours of Friday. WataugaRoads.com will update with more information on Friday morning.
9:55pm – An official on the scene tells WataugaRoads.com that a truck driver picked up a large above ground scrap storage tank from a recycling facility on 421. The driver thought it was empty but that was not the case. Waste fuel and oil were spilled along 421 from the pickup location to Johnson City TN, according to the official.
9:50pm – The spill reaches from 421 at Cove Creek/Zionville to the Tennessee state line.
9:40pm – Local fire departments, law officials, and NCDOT are working on a hazmat spill. The story is breaking. WataugaRoads.com has the information and will update shortly.