Rockslide closes one lane of I-40 West near TN./NC border
By Knoxville News Sentinel
A rockslide Monday night, Aug. 19, 2013, blocked one lane of Interstate 40 West at mile marker 7 in North Carolina. Photo by NCDOT
KNOXVILLE (News Sentinel) -
A rockslide has blocked one lane of Interstate 40 West in North Carolina near the Tennessee state line Monday night, according to officials.
The slide was reported about 7:45 p.m. at mile marker 7 in the right lane of westbound traffic, according to the North Carolina Department of Transportation.
"Engineers from the NC Department of Transportation, including geotechnical engineers, are currently on the scene assessing the slide to determine how it can be cleared and when the road can be reopened," according to an NCDOT news release. "Crews are on the scene putting up traffic control devices to close the lane and warn motorists."