SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A mudslide in East Tennessee killed one person and closed a highway.
Hawkins County Sheriff Ronnie Lawson told news outlets that the mudslide occurred Thursday morning on State Route 70 and involved two cars. He said one person was transported from the scene by ambulance. Lawson says the road is blocked off to other traffic.
Here is the Highway 70N in Hawkins County detour map. This will be a long-term closure to to a significant slide that occurred early this morning. pic.twitter.com/EUM5hX7S5W
— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) February 21, 2019
Tennessee Department of Transportation spokesman Mark Nagi said the agency has engineers on site working on preliminary evaluations of the mudslide.