Part of I-75 in Tennessee closed by ‘slopeslide’

Truckers headed through Tennessee on I-75 “should be prepared to use detours/alternate routes for weeks to come” following a “slopeslide” that closed the highway at mile marker 141.5 in Campbell County 30 miles from the Kentucky border Friday afternoon.

That’s the advice from Mark Nagi, Tennessee Department of Transportation Community Relations Officer for Region 1,  on Saturday, Feb. 27. Nagi made that post on Twitter and suggested these alternative routes:

Southbound I-75 wide loads should take Exit 29 (Corbin) in Kentucky and follow US 25 east into Tennessee and onto I-75 at Exit 8 (Morristown/White Pine).

Northbound I-75 wide loads should take I-40 East to I-81 North to Exit 8 (Morristown/White Pine) and follow US 25 east back to I-75 at Exit 29 (Corbin) in Kentucky

Southbound I-75 traffic should take Exit 160 (Jellico). Follow SR 297 West to SR-63 and back onto I-75 at Exit 141.

Northbound I-75 traffic should take Exit 135 (Caryville/Lafollette) and follow US 25 north to Lafollette continuing to Jellico and back onto I-75 at Exit 160.

There were no injuries reported in the landslide.

Follow Nagi on Twitter at  @MarkNagiTDOT

Slopslide in Tennessee closes part of I-75 (Mark Nagi TDOT photo)