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Rockslide shuts down road Little River Road

Rockslide shuts down road Little River Road

A rock slide is blocking one lane on Little River Road between Metcalf Bottoms and Townsend Wye, according to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.

The road is completely shut down at the slide.

Officials say they will evaluate the situation Wednesday.

There is no estimated time at this point for the road to re-open.

SCSD re-evaluating safety equipment in light of deadly crash

SCSD re-evaluating safety equipment in light of deadly crash

As the Tennessee Highway Patrol continues to investigate a deadly, fiery crash in Sevier County involving a church van and an SUV that killed two people on Sunday morning, 10News is learning more about emergency response to the scene.

As a result of the accident, the Sevier County Sheriff's Department is re-evaluating the safety equipment they carry, even though the investigation has not revealed fire extinguishers could have changed the outcome of the accident.

Work starts on a Sevierville drainage improvement project

Work starts on a Sevierville drainage improvement project

A drainage improvement project on Old Knoxville Highway between Reed Schoolhouse Road and Boyd's Creek Highway started Monday, Sept. 17. and will continue until Friday, Sept. 21.

The City of Sevierville Department of Public Works said construction during this period will occur everyday around 7:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

Officials said traffic in both directions will be running, but drivers should expect delays and consider alternate routes.

Rain delays Gatlinburg Bypass work, forces lane closures Friday

Rain delays Gatlinburg Bypass work, forces lane closures Friday

Rain has forced a change in some scheduled roadwork on the Gatlinburg Bypass, and thought could affect Labor Day weekend travelers.

The work requires the Bypass to be shut down, and the park had planned for the closure to happen overnight.  But on Friday, the park announced that because of heavy rain overnight, the northbound lane of the Bypass will close at 1:00 pm Friday.  All that traffic will be routed through Gatlinburg. 

The southbound lane of the Bypass will remain open until 9:00 pm.

SEVIER: TDOT road construction roundup

SEVIER: TDOT road construction roundup

TDOT provides this roundup of East Tennessee road construction every week:

SEVIER COUNTY, SR 66 in Sevierville between I-40 and SR 139 (Douglas Dam Rd.): Short duration traffic stops in both directions may occur daily Monday through Friday through this project for utility crossings. Motorists should be alert for changing conditions and expect potential delays traveling through this area. For updated project information, go to http://www.tdot.state.tn.us/highway66/

Smokies roadwork being done this week

Smokies roadwork being done this week

GATLINBURG, Tenn. (AP) -- The Great Smoky Mountain National Park will do some road work overnight to affect traffic as little as possible.

A spokeswoman for the park said the work will begin Thursday.

If the weather holds, it will be completed by Saturday. However, rain could delay some work deeper into the Labor Day weekend.
The Gatlinburg Bypass will close at 7 p.m. and reopen at 7 a.m. each day.

Traffic will be maintained on Newfound Gap Road but will be restricted to one lane from 7 p.m. though 7 a.m.

One dead, three injured in Sevier County crash

One dead, three injured in Sevier County crash

A Sevierville woman was killed and three others were injured after a two-car crash in Sevier County Friday night.

It happened around 8:30 p.m. on U.S. Highway 411 near Hattie Branch Road, according to a report from the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

A 2011 Kia Soul, driven by Roxanna Martin, 52, of Sevierville, was traveling southbound on 411.

A Chevy Silverado pickup truck also traveling on 411 was attempting to turn onto Hattie Branch Road when the vehicles collided, head-on.