A Pigeon Forge rockslide closed down a portion of the spur on U.S. 441 and after crews began cleaning up the debris a second slide occurred. Early Tuesday morning TDOT geotechnical engineers inspected the rockslide site and determined that the mountainside is still very unstable and additional work must be completed to stabilize the slope before the roadway can be reopened to traffic.
Currently TDOT believes the roadway could potentially be closed for more than a month. Crews were on site Tuesday removing additional debris in order to get a closer look at the slide area. More details on the amount of work needed to be done and an estimated timeline for the reopening of the Spur will be released by TDOT once the extent of the repair needed is determined. Traffic is currently being detoured around the slide with the northbound Highway 441 lanes accommodating both north and southbound traffic.