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Old 02-27-2016, 02:19 PM   #1
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I 75 shut down in both lanes northern Tn.

The slope slide is on the northbound side, but some of the falling rocks made it all the way to the median forcing officials to close both sides of the interstate.
Northbound auto traffic is being rerouted at the 134 mile marker - the Caryville exit.
Southbound auto traffic is being closed at the 160 mile marker --- the Jellico exit, according to the Campbell County Sheriff's Office.
Northbound traffic is being shifted to U.S. Highway 25W. The 33-mile detour from Caryville to Jellico on 25W will add time to your trip if you're planning on going north on I-75.
According to Nagi, southbound traffic is being shifted to State Road 297 West to State Road 63 and then back onto I-75 South at Exit 141. This is expected to last at least several WEEKS !!!!!!
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Old 02-27-2016, 06:05 PM   #2
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That's gonna ball things up for a while.
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Old 02-27-2016, 09:44 PM   #3
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Go figure, we're heading down to Sevierville the 3rd week of March. Thanks for the head's up.
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Go figure, we're heading down to Sevierville the 3rd week of March. Thanks for the head's up.
They should have it cleaned up by the time you are ready to go. If not you may want to take a look at taking 25E from Corbin, KY down to I-81, it come sto I-81 a little north of he I-40 interchange. That is the way they want large cars to go for a detour. But, that probably wont be necessary for you by the time you go. I've been on that road, it is a pretty drive through Cumberland Gap.
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Old 02-27-2016, 10:15 PM   #5
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Thanks BooBoo, how tight of turns? We'll be pulling a 40' 5th wheel
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Disregard, I just took that route via Google Maps
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:02 PM   #7
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25E from Corbin is mostly 4 lane highway (maybe 3/4 of the way). Most of the 2 lane section is in Tennessee. 25W from Jellico is 2 lane all the way to Caryville and a lot of curves but nothing that a semi couldn't handle. 25W follows a river so it meanders.
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Old 02-27-2016, 11:10 PM   #8
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The 25E route looks enjoyable. Thanks for the suggestion.
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I've taken 25E a couple time but not pulling anything. It's a pretty drive, especially around Cumberland Gap. If I remember correctly, there is a tunnel at Cumberland Gap, it's been 30 years since I was on that road.
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Old 02-28-2016, 08:54 PM   #10
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Anytime I-75 is closed it causes chaos on all the detour routes! Living just a short distance from Berea KY we see the traffic snarls created when they try to route traffic off onto narrow two lane roads. Taking exit 29 when heading south is a nice scenic drive but is also a good deal out of the way when trying to head due south. I can advise everyone to pack an extra dose of patience if using any of the I-75 alternate routes. I have seen that most commercial trucks are being advised to take I-71 south to I-65 and just avoid the entirety of the I-75 mess! Good luck all and stay safe! Happy camping!


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