Sinkhole opens up near Foothills Mall Drive intersection in Maryville


KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) — Traffic is being slowed near a busy intersection because of a sinkhole in Maryville.

A storm sewer pipe “failed” according to a city spokesperson under U.S. Highway 411 South near the Foothills Mall Drive intersection. The failure has created a sinkhole on the eastbound side of the road near the Pure Magic Car Wash/Condry Lane.

Lanes were initially reduced to one eastbound and one westbound. As of 5 p.m. two westbound lanes have and one eastbound lane are open.

“Additional modifications at the intersection will be required and motorists are advised to avoid the area if possible,” Maryville Administrative Services Director Jane Groff said.

The intersection of Foothills Mall Drive and Montgomery Lane is operating normally in both directions.

 Work to repair the pipe and the sinkhole is expected to continue possibly through Friday.

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