A landslide south of the Kentucky-Tennessee border has closed down I-75 in both directions — and the Tennessee Department of Transportation warns that it could be weeks before the interstate reopens.
Landslide Closes I-75 In Both Directions “Indefinitely”
The rockslide started at mile marker 142 in Campbell County on Friday when the landslide began just before 4 p.m. No one was hurt, but transportation officials are not taking any chances. Originally, I-75 was expected to reopen this afternoon, but TDOT says the road is now closed indefinitely.
Detours For Wide Load Carriers
TDOT suggests the following detours for wide load carriers:
Wide-load traffic traveling I-75 South can take Exit 29 (Corbin) in Kentucky. Follow US 25E into Tennessee, and enter I-81 at Exit 8 (Morristown/White Pine).
Wide-load traffic traveling I-75 North can take I-40 East to I-81 North Exit 8 (Morristown/White Pine). Follow US 25E, and enter I-75 at Exit 29 (Corbin) in Kentucky.
With heavier spring break traffic expected, detours could tack extra hours onto your drive.
A look from above I-75 in Campbell County. Slope slide at MM 142. Roadway closed. pic.twitter.com/q4DJV2pTgf
— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) February 29, 2016