Massive mudslide shuts down eastbound Interstate 24 north of Nashville
A massive mudslide has shut down eastbound lanes Interstate 24 north of Nashville around mile marker 42.
According to TDOT Smartway, the incident was first reported around 9:59 pm. Saturday night, and was originally expected to be clear by 7 p.m. Sunday, however, TDOT officials have since stated that repairs to the roadway may take at least a week.
"The full scope of necessary slope repairs will not be known until material can be cleared from the slide site. A TDOT contractor is preparing to begin this process, but due to the unstable conditions around the area, the work will likely be slow going," said a TDOT spokesperson in a statement.
Those who are trying to get to Nashville are being rerouted to Exit 40 Old Hickory Boulevard exit and then back onto Interstate 65 to get into town.
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