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Blount County Road Reopens Following Rockslide

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MARYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - State crews have cleared a rockslide that shut down part of U.S. 129/State Route 115 in Blount County, known as "the Dragon."

The road, whose sharp curves challenge motorcyclists, was reopened Tuesday evening. It had been shut down Friday morning after rocks, soil and trees slid onto the pavement about nine miles north of the North Carolina state line.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation said in a news release that geotechnical engineers will continue to evaluate the area to determine whether the mountainside needs to be stabilized.

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