The Kentucky Transportation Cabinet says southbound I-75 has been closed just across the Tennessee line because of a sinkhole that developed in northern Tennessee. The closure will force thousands of southbound travelers to take a 26 mile detour to get around the site. This is expected to affect many motorists....including thousands of college students heading south for spring break.
The interstate lanes were closed at two pm Friday afternoon. No estimate was given about when the section might re-open. Southbound traffic on I-75 should take the Jellico exit at mile marker 160 and detour to exit 141 at Caryville.