COVE CREEK, N.C. (AP) - North Carolina transportation crews have
nearly all the 600 tons of rock that fell on to Interstate
40 in North Carolina
just three days after a mud and rock slide in
eight miles away in Tennessee
closed the westbound lanes of the
Crews from both states hope to have I-40 westbound reopened by
but they warn this weekend's rain and storms could delay
the schedule. The
eastbound lanes of the interstate have not been
The mud slide in Tennessee happened Tuesday in Cocke County just
the state line, while the Friday rock slide in North Carolina
happened around mile marker 7.
A massive rock slide on I-40 in North Carolina in October 2009
closed the interstate for six months.