US 129 At Tennessee-NC Border Closed Through Weekend
MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A rockslide has closed a Smoky Mountains highway popular with motorcyclists at least through the weekend.
The Tennessee Department of Transportation said a slide onto U.S. 129 at the Tennessee-North Carolina state line has closed the highway in both directions. The incident was reported Friday at 6 a.m. CDT.
TDOT officials later said they hope to reopen the road by Monday evening.
The highway is nicknamed the Dragon because of its numerous tight curves.
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