Highway partially open after rockslide

Mark Nagi TDOT

BLOUNT CO. (WVLT) -- The Blount County Sheriff's Office is reporting that State Route 115 part of Calderwood Highway between Foothills Parkway and Tallassee Road is closed due to a rock slide.

Blount County Sheriff James Lee Berrong said Calderwood Highway is closed at mile marker 15 (approximately one mile north of Foothills Parkway) due to a rock slide.

The road was partially reopened as of 10 p.m., TDOT reported that 39 truckloads of rockslide material had been removed from the site. The roadway was expected to completely reopen by Thursday morning.

Plan to take an alternate route if you are traveling in that area.