UPDATE: East Lamar Alexander Parkway was closed again Tuesday evening at Hatchers Cut due to additional rocks and mud falling on to the roadway.
Drivers who take East Lamar Alexander Parkway have seen its fair share of traffic and weather-related issues due to rainfall.
Tennessee Department of Transportation re-closed East Lamar Alexander Parkway at Hatchers Cut due to additional rocks and mud falling on the highway, the Blount County Sheriff’s Office tweeted Monday evening.
About an hour later, it was reopened.
Update: Both lanes of SR 73 (Lamar Alexander Parkway) have reopened. Fallen material has been pushed out of the roadway.— Mark Nagi (@MarkNagiTDOT) February 19, 2019
TDOT’s Mark Nagi tweeted Monday evening that the fallen material had been pushed out of the roadway.
East Lamar Alexander Parkway has experienced some issues for drivers of late due to heavy rainfall and debris.
FEBRUARY 18, 2019
TDOT RE-CLOSING EAST LAMAR ALEXANDER PARKWAY
MARYVILLE, TENNESSEE- TDOT is re-closing East Lamar Alexander this evening due to additional rocks and mud falling onto the highway. Please use… https://t.co/EQCvXq1XRA— Blount TN Sheriff (@BcsoTN) February 18, 2019
Blount County Sheriff’s Office had offered alternate routes to take for drivers via its Facebook page, suggesting Old Walland Highway if traveling to or from Townsend and Maryville.