Road closed after crack develops into roadway slide on Highway 68 in Rhea County Tuesday

Image: NewsChannel 9 SkyCam

UPDATE (Wednesday):

Our NewsChannel 9 SkyCam got a glimpse of the washed-out roadway from the air.

The closing of Highway 68 is leading some residents to take drastic measures to get to where they need to go. Read Kayla Strayer's Wednesday report here.

Kayla reported that T-DOT crews remain on the scene looking at the damage and how to repair it.

Depend on us to keep you posted.


UPDATE:

The Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) has closed off Highway 68 in Rhea County after the earlier crack on the road down the north side of Grandview Mountain developed into a roadway slide.

TDOT says the road has become unstable, and will be closed until further notice. TDOT crews on the scene told us that it will take weeks to get the road to be driveable again.

The area of the slide is approximately three miles north of U.S. 27 in Spring City, Tennessee.

NewsChannel 9's James Torrez is on the scene.

Depend on us to keep you posted.


PREVIOUSLY:

The Rhea County Sheriff's Department says Highway 68 leading out of Rhea County and into Crossville has developed a huge crack in the road, possibly due to heavy rains.

A post on the Rhea County Sheriff's Department says TDOT is on the scene trying to work on the problem.

Dispatchers tell us the crack is about halfway from the bottom of Grandview Mountain on the north side.

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This is a developing story. Depend on us to bring you updates as we get them.

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