TOWNSEND, Tenn. (WATE) — Highway 321 near Townsend has reopened after a Friday morning rockslide interrupted the commute for drivers in the area, according to the City of Townsend.

The City of Townsend had advised that drivers traveling from Maryville toward Townsend to take the Old Walland Highway due to a rockslide on Highway 321 near the Townsend murals.

(Photo: Michael Sparks)

The rockslide appeared to block all lanes of the highway.

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Workers were on the scene to clear the debris. Traffic was congested in the area within the 8 a.m. hour as crews responded to the scene.