Portion of Cherokee Rd. reopens after sinkhole discovery - WFLA News Channel 8

Portion of Cherokee Rd. reopens after sinkhole discovery

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WASHINGTON COUNTY, TN (WJHL) -

The Tennessee Department of Transportation reopened Cherokee Road - deeming it safe for drivers. T-DOT responded to Cherokee Road and Casey Lane Monday night at filled the sinkhole with concrete. Crews monitored the roadway overnight. Now that section of roadway is reopen for drivers. 


Portion of Cherokee Rd. still closed because of sinkhole

Cars are still being re-routed around a small section of Cherokee Road while crews wait for a concrete patch to harden.

Earlier tonight, they filled a sinkhole that formed at the intersection of Cherokee Road and Casey Land.

After a summer of heavy rain, sinkhole patches have become a familiar task for local road crews.  But this sinkhole on Cherokee Road was a bit different, a local TDOT spokesman confirmed.

"A lot of the ones we've had have over at the edge of the road or on the shoulder or something like that, but when they get out in the middle of the road like that - that's when they really become dangerous," said David Lewis, TDOT area supervisor.

TDOT crews planned to monitor the sinkhole and keep the road around it closed until the concrete patch hardens.   

Look for updates on News Channel 11 Morning News.


Sinkhole develops on Cherokee Road in Washington County, TN 

Washington County, TN dispatchers confirm a sinkhole has developed on Cherokee Road in the county. 

According to dispatch, the hole opened up near the intersection of Casey Lane. The Tennessee Department of Transportation now says the hole is seven-feet deep and seven-feet wide.

TDOT is currently working to fill the hole with concrete. That section of road will be closed until it is repaired, which TDOT says may not be until sometime in the morning.

News Channel 11 is following this story and we will continue to bring you the latest information as soon as it becomes available.

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