Rockslide slams into TVA flume in Polk County
The water is being diverted down the river. No injuries were reported.
A Wednesday morning rockslide has damaged the TVA's Ocoee #2 water flume, which sits high above US-64 in Polk County.
The TVA said in a tweet they are assessing the damage. The intake gate to the flume closed immediately, according to the TVA. The water is being diverted down the river.
No injuries were reported, and no downstream damage was reported.
A video posted on Bary Semak's Facebook page showed the impressive flow of water down to the Ocoee River.
Ocoee flume rockslide update: The intake gate to the flume closed immediately, and water is now being diverted down the river channel. No injuries reported and no known damage to property downstream. TVA site personnel are assessing the damage. #Ocoee pic.twitter.com/BxDx6D0QdF— TN Valley Authority (@TVAnews) November 8, 2017