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TDOT aims for next week to reopen Hwy 70 in Hawkins

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Operations began Monday in the Eidson area of Hawkins County to break up boulders and remove rock from Highway 90 North following a weekend slide that has closed the road.

Tennessee Department of Transportation Mark Nagi said the agency anticipates opening the road, located near Clinch Valley Road, by the end of next week.

The road became blocked on Saturday morning and Hawkins County EMA Director Gary Murrell told News 5 that the high rainfall amounts of the past few weeks may have contributed to the slide.

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