TDOT crews begin to remove debris on Hwy 70 in Hawkins County

Highway 70N in Hawkins County (TDOT)

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. (WATE/WJHL/)- Tennessee Department of Transportation crews are in the process of removing rocks and boulders on Highway 70 N.

Previous Story: Hawkins County landslide shuts down part of Hwy 70 N

Hawkins County Emergency Management officials were called to the area of Highway 70 N near Cave Springs around 11 a.m. Saturday.

Hawkins County EMA Director Gary Murrell said that’s when crews discovered a pile of rocks and debris laying in the roadway.

Highway 70 N is currently closed between Cave Springs Road and Clinch Valley Road.

Tennessee Department of Transportation’s Mark Nagi says the anticipated opening date for the roadway is at the end of next week. Crews are breaking up material and removing debris.

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