State Route 116 in Anderson County, also known as Briceville Highway, is closed at Hawkins Road due to “slide issues,” the Tennessee Department of Transportation said Sunday. Also Sunday, Anderson County Schools and Roane County Schools both announced they will be closed Monday.
TDOT said traffic on Briceville Highway is being diverted to county roads.
“Use caution in this area,” TDOT said.
Hawkins Road is southwest of Rocky Top (the former Lake City) and northeast of Briceville.
Briceville Highway had earlier been reported to be closed in Briceville due to sinking pavement on Sunday afternoon. [Read more…]