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DEVELOPING: Sinkhole on Pellissippi Parkway
WBIR Television ^ | 07May07 | Tonja Burk

Posted on 05/07/2007 7:36:37 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob

Officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation are now evaluating a sinkhole that opened up Monday evening on Pellissippi Parkway.

Its in the southbound lanes of Pellissippi, just south of where the Parkway merges with Oak Ridge Highway.

The hole looks to be about four feet wide on the surface, but a TDOT geologist says its at least 25 feet across, and goes under both southbound lanes. He says it was caused by water eroding the limestone.

Crews will work all night to get that sinkhole filled, but they likely won't be finished by the morning commute, and it may take all day tomorrow. People traveling that way from Oak Ridge to Knoxville are advised to take an alternate route.

We'll have more information as it develops on Ten News Nightbeat and at www.wbir.com.


TOPICS: Local News
KEYWORDS: knoxville; oakridge; pellissippi; sinkhole
Well - I drove over this thing this morning on the way to work. Should be an interesting morning commute.

Granted, it's not that 330 foot deep sinkhole like in Guatemala, but it's right in the middle of a central connecting artery between Oak Ridge and Knoxville.

1 posted on 05/07/2007 7:36:40 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Developing: My Cat Is Trying to Hack Up a Hairball!


2 posted on 05/07/2007 7:40:57 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: hole_n_one

Can this be blamed on Bush? Or global warming? How far is this from the carbon neutral estate of Al Gore?


3 posted on 05/07/2007 7:42:14 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Tennessee_Bob

Braking news?


4 posted on 05/07/2007 7:42:22 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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To: hole_n_one

........more news as it develops and is warranted.


5 posted on 05/07/2007 7:42:34 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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To: Tennessee_Bob
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket No Problem.
6 posted on 05/07/2007 7:43:22 PM PDT by Nasty McPhilthy (Those who beat their swords into plow shears will plow for those who don't.)
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To: Dilbert San Diego
How far is this from the carbon neutral estate of Al Gore?

Too far away, actually - he's up in Nashville, 3-4 hours away.

7 posted on 05/07/2007 7:45:07 PM PDT by Tennessee_Bob ("Those who "abjure" violence can only do so because others are committing violence on their behalf.")
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I just said “pellissippi parkway tennessee” fast as I could five times, and let me tell ya - it tain’t easy.


8 posted on 05/07/2007 7:45:51 PM PDT by Freedom4US
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To: hole_n_one
Update........


9 posted on 05/07/2007 7:48:16 PM PDT by hole_n_one
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This little lady hit the pothole so hard it caused her airbags to prematurely deploy.

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10 posted on 05/07/2007 7:53:35 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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That is wrong on so many accounts.


11 posted on 05/07/2007 7:54:38 PM PDT by Trueblackman (Terrorism and Liberalism never sleep and neither do I)
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To: Trueblackman

Sadly the child riding illegally in her lap hasn’t been found.


12 posted on 05/07/2007 7:55:41 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Greed is NOT a conservative ideal.)
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13 posted on 05/07/2007 7:56:40 PM PDT by OrangeDaisy
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I’ve been away for a long, long, time.

I-140?

That sure wasn’t there when I lived alongside the Pellissippi.


14 posted on 05/07/2007 8:17:03 PM PDT by SmithL (si vis pacem, para bellum)
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To: cripplecreek
Poor woman can never wear a necklace.
15 posted on 05/07/2007 8:25:09 PM PDT by TASMANIANRED (Taz Struck By Lightning Faces Battery Charge)
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To: SmithL

I-140 makes up part of my “secret” game day southern loop. South on 1-140, north on Alcoa Hwy and exit on Neyland Drive. Sure beats sitting in the gridlock on I-40.


16 posted on 05/07/2007 8:53:26 PM PDT by OrangeDaisy
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To: Trueblackman; cripplecreek

Baby got FRONT.


17 posted on 05/07/2007 9:29:38 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Would you vote for President a guy who married his cousin? Me, neither. Accept no RINOs. Fred in '08)
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To: TASMANIANRED

Well, yes she could, it’d just take about 20 guys to give her one.

*cough*


18 posted on 05/07/2007 9:30:08 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Would you vote for President a guy who married his cousin? Me, neither. Accept no RINOs. Fred in '08)
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Oh LOL!!!!! Took me a few seconds to get that one. Reminds me of a ZZ Top song.


19 posted on 05/07/2007 9:55:54 PM PDT by therut
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To: Tennessee_Bob

It’s a new Hellmouth.


20 posted on 05/08/2007 12:16:54 AM PDT by omnivore
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To: Nasty McPhilthy

i like the truck but mostly it was the tag line that urged me to post... i like it... wish i said that.

teeman


21 posted on 05/08/2007 4:01:49 AM PDT by teeman8r ( (optional, printed after your name on post):)
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