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UPDATE: Eastbound I-26 traffic stopped as blasting continues

April 21st, 2014 8:22 am by Kristen Swing

UPDATE: Eastbound I-26 traffic stopped as blasting continues

A similar stop in traffic occurred last week, leading to a backup of more than 2 miles on I-26. (Don Armstrong/Johnson City Press)

Scanner traffic is indicating eastbound traffic on Interstate 26 has slowed to almost a complete stop between exits 10 and 17.

Reports from the Tennessee Department of Transportation and East Tennessee Construction indicated blasting would take place in the vicinity of Exit 13 in Gray around 2 p.m.

Check back here for updates on the road conditions as they become available.


According to the East Tennessee Construction report released weekly by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, motorists should expect delays on Interstate 26, both eastbound and westbound, between mile markers 10 and 17 today.

The report indicates rolling roadblocks are expected today around 2 p.m. to accommodate blasting going on at the construction project at Exit 13 in Gray.

The brief roadblocks may cause sudden stops in traffic as well as slow moving or stopped conditions. Motorists should reduce their speed and use extreme caution when approaching the area, TDOT officials said.

Similar roadblocks are also scheduled for Friday.

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