Highway 70 reopens in Hawkins County after massive landslide

HAWKINS, TN (WJHL) – A Hawkins County road that has been shut down for nearly two weeks because of a massive landslide is reopening this evening.

Mark Nagi a spokesperson for Tennessee Department of Transportation said that Highway 70 will reopen in the next hour.

Massive rocks blocked the section of Highway 70 between Cave Springs Road and Clinch Valley Road on May 13th.

TDOT crews have been working to clear the debris each day for the past two weeks.

Crews were still on hand Thursday, finishing clearing the road and preparing the surface to be paved.

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