It looks like another, smaller rock slide has taken place just a few miles away from the site of the major rock slide that workers have been trying to clear up for the past several months. The good news is, officials still estimate they will be able to get the road open again in March.
While this one is smaller, it was still big enough to have a boulder the size of an SUV. I’d hate to see that coming down the mountain at me. This was also along the portion of I-40 that has been closed as they clear the larger rock slide, so it didn’t disturb anyone who may have been driving along I-40.
Apparently the slide happened sometime late Friday or early Saturday morning. A crew member discovered the slide Saturday morning.
I’m working on getting someone from the NC DOT to come on the GoSmoky.com Internet Talk Show to discuss the slide, as I’ve had LOTS of traffic on the blog on stories concerning the rock slide. More info at the link below on the most recent slide…
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