NC Attractions Accessible Despite Tennessee Rockslide

February 02, 2012

Asheville, NC

Interstate 40 near the North Carolina/Tennessee state line is open for visitors traveling from Tennessee to North Carolina, following a rockslide early Tuesday morning one mile west of the Tennessee state line.  The interstate is also open for visitors traveling on Interstate 40 west to all North Carolina attractions in Asheville, Cherokee, Waynesville, Maggie Valley and North Carolina's areas of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
 
Interstate 40 is closed near the Tennessee border (exit 20) for westbound traffic.  It is estimated to be closed until mid-February.

For information on current road conditions, visitors should check the NCDOT Traveler Information Management System website at www.ncdot.gov/traffictravel or call 511, the state’s free travel information line.  NCDOT information can also be followed on Twitter at twitter.com/ncdot.