PHOTOS: Part of Highway 56 in Grundy County washes away Monday, causing lane closures

(Images: Grundy Co. Sheriff's Office)

UPDATE (Tuesday morning):

TDOT tells NewsChannel 9 that all lanes of the roadway were back open at 9 p.m. Central time. Spokeswoman Jennifer Flynn says crews will be there on Tuesday to see if they need to do anything else.


As scattered showers send rain our way Monday, the Grundy County Sheriff's Office is urging drivers to be careful -- part of a local roadway has washed away.

The sheriff's office said in a post on Facebook that it happened on Highway 56 toward Tarlton Valley and McMinnville.

Sheriff Clint Shrum says it happened around 4:45 p.m. Monday.

The sheriff's office says traffic is down to one lane for the time being. Sheriff Shrum says there is not yet any estimate on when the road will be repaired.

In pictures from the Facebook post, you can see part of the roadway has collapsed underneath a guard rail.

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We are working to learn more about this incident, and will update you as we learn more.

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