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Rock slide shuts down road in Franklin Co.

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FRANKLIN COUNTY, TN (WRCB) -- A morning rock slide shut down a portion of State Route 16in Franklin County Monday.

Officials say the rock slide occurred around 6:30 near milemarker 17.7. The road was completely blocked.

The rock slide occurred at the site of an active rockslide mitigation project location soworkers were able to respond quickly.

TDOT andcontractor personnel are assessing the area to determine when the roadway cansafely be reopened, and crews and equipment will move in soon to begin theclearing the roadway. 

Only localpassenger cars are permitted to use Iron Gap Road as a detour while the road isclosed. Truck traffic will have to find an alternate route.

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