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All Lanes Open After Rockslide on Alcoa Highway

Tennessee Department of Transportation crews are on the scene to clean up a rockslide that has fallen on the shoulder and a portion of the right hand lane on northbound on U.S. 129/State Route-115 near Woodson Road across from the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps Reserve Center.

The right hand northbound lane opened shortly before 6:45 a.m.. TDOT geotechnical engineer David Barker will continue to evaluate and monitor the mountainside.

Law enforcement officers notified dispatchers with the Traffic Management Center shortly before 4:00 a.m. Crews discovered a boulder in the right northbound lane and several rocks on the shoulder.

Motorists are advised to continue to monitor the TDOT website at www.tn.gov/tdot for updates. TDOT is also on Twitter. For up to the minute traffic information in Knoxville and the Tri-Cities follow TDOT on Twitter at www.twitter.com/knoxville511. For statewide travel information follow www.twitter.com/TN511.

Published December 1, 2010

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