JELLICO, Tenn. (Aug. 17, 2012) — A major traffic route into Tennessee from the north was restored Friday morning, the Associated Press reported.
Interstate 75 traffic near the Kentucky border had been moving slowly since March 8, when a massive rock slide rumbled down a mountain, taking the southbound lanes with it, the AP said.
Traffic initially was detoured, then both lanes were routed onto restriped northbound lanes. One southbound lane was reopened in June.
State officials cut a ribbon Friday morning at the Stinking Creek Road exit to reopen the outside southbound lane, the AP reported.