A Tennesee man was killed after his vehicle encountered a landslide and his truck rolled 200 feet down an embankment slope. The landslide occurred around 2am on February 21st, 2019 on Highway 70N in Hawkins County, Tennessee after a period of heavy rainfall. TDOT has reported that an emergency contract to fix the road has been awarded for $8.7 million and will involve building a rock buttress and soil nails, but the road is expected to remain closed until August. My condolences to the victim’s family.
Raw Video: Highway 70N in Hawkins County. This will be a long term road closure. TDOT Geotechnical Engineers are assessing the slope, which is considered to be unstable at this time. pic.twitter.com/l9GncNTEbi
— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) February 21, 2019