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jcauseyfd
March 16th, 2012, 09:45 AM
Just saw this pop up:

http://www.thetimesnews.com/articles/tenn-53518-maryville-rockslide.html

jcauseyfd
March 16th, 2012, 09:51 AM
This story from a little closer to the area has some more details. Sounds like The Dragon itself is probably driveable, but may be closed due to inability to get emergency responders to it?

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/mar/16/rock-slide-closes-the-dragon-in-blount-county/

minimark
March 16th, 2012, 01:30 PM
Good info Jeff, thanks.

blitzcat
March 16th, 2012, 03:33 PM
If they can't get it open for MOTD, its a good thing IMHO. The dragon was best the year there was no through traffic.

Paleo
March 16th, 2012, 03:37 PM
Tail of the Dragon website updated with photo of the mudslide by Killboy

http://www.tailofthedragon.com/

jcauseyfd
March 18th, 2012, 03:02 PM
Opening of Hwy 129 has been delayed until sometime early in the coming week. I suspect it may be extended due to work to stabilize the area. The good news is it sounds like the Dragon itself is open ala the 2010 rock slide.

http://www.knoxnews.com/news/2012/mar/17/rock-slide-clean-up-on-dragon-extends-to-next/