The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed State Route 68 in Rhea County near log mile 5 because the roadway has become unstable due to a slide. Recent wet weather caused cracks to open on the outside lane of the roadway earlier today, and TDOT had one lane closed on the road to evaluate the situation. During the evaluation, the roadway continued to move, and late this afternoon a portion of the outside lane slid down the slope.
SR-68 will remain closed until further notice. The area of the slide is approximately three miles north of U.S.
27 in Spring City, Tn. Message boards will be posted notifying the public of the closure.
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