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One lane of SR 116 in Anderson Co. opened after landslide; SR 66 is reopened after repairs

TDOT says the road will stay closed for three to four weeks while the landslide debris is cleared.
Credit: WBIR

ANDERSON COUNTY, Tenn. — As of 2:45 p.m. Monday, one lane of traffic on SR 116 in Anderson County is open with a temporary traffic signal, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

The rest of SR 116 is expected to remain closed in Anderson County for the next three to four weeks after a landslide on Feb. 7, according to TDOT.

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TDOT officials say loose material is being cleared from the site, and the roadway will be replaced by construction of a rock buttress.

TDOT crews will perform this repair work, according to the department. 

Officials say this schedule depends on the weather.

TDOT also says SR 66 at the Hawkins/Hancock County line was reopened on Monday. It has also been closed since the morning of Feb. 7.

Credit: Mark Nagi (courtesy)
SR 66 landslide on Hawkins/Hancock County line