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posted March 19, 2010 04:23 AM        
FYI Deal's Gap: Dragon Closed

May want to find an alternate route if you'rew going through the area any time soon.


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Originally published: March 19. 2010 10:16AM
Last modified: March 19. 2010 11:51AM

State and federal officials continue to deal with the aftermath of two recent rockslides in the area.

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has closed the “The Dragon,” U.S. 129 from the site of a rockslide two miles south of the Chilhowee Dam all the way to the North Carolina state line.


TDOT is continuing to assess the situation and is in the process of completing a stabilization plan. Efforts to complete an emergency contract are in the final stages but there is not a timeline for repairs to begin at this time, according to TDOT Public Information Officer Yvette Martinez.


http://www.thedailytimes.com/article/20100319/NEWS/100319960
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posted March 19, 2010 04:26 AM        
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posted March 19, 2010 04:54 AM        
Looks like just a couple of rock slides to clean up shouldn't take that long.

Angeles Crest here in So Cal is also closed hope they fix & open for this summer.
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posted March 19, 2010 04:59 AM        Edited By: SteveWFL on 19 Mar 2010 18:59
Interstate 40 on the TN/NC border near the Gap had a rock slide. major interstate. took forever to repair.

note on this slide they don't even know when they'll start cleanup: " there is not a timeline for repairs to begin at this time"
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posted March 19, 2010 05:06 AM        
Sounds like BS red tape dragging on state cleanup funds . Funny that they are willing to pay a few ass hats to guard it 24/7 right away.
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posted March 19, 2010 05:20 AM        
I live about 30 miles from Deals Gap.
Rumor around here is that it will be about Aug. before the road is reopened.
I hope not.
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posted March 19, 2010 05:54 AM        
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I live about 30 miles from Deals Gap.
Rumor around here is that it will be about Aug. before the road is reopened.
I hope not.


Wow, Thanks for the heads up. I was going to ride through there on the way to meet friends in the TN mountains in April. Guess I'll detour
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posted March 19, 2010 06:44 AM        
The clean up is no big deal according to authorities, the danger of a bigger slide is what's scaring them. We've had so much rain/snow this past winter that slides are everywhere and they don't want someboding driving by a danger area and getting crushed.

That being said..........The Dragon has been a sore spot for quite a while with our Governor and they may dragging their feet on purpose, I dunno.

I'm gonna try a post up a video of a guy driving up onto the slide.......what a piece!

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posted March 19, 2010 06:50 AM        
Turn the volume up!

http://www.wbir.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=71783729001#/Local+News/Web+Extra:+10+News+camera+captures+car+drive+into+rockslide/44024439001/39627146001/71783729001
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posted March 19, 2010 07:20 AM        Edited By: SteveWFL on 19 Mar 2010 21:22
wow!

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http://www.wbir.com/video/default.aspx?bctid=71783729001#/Local+News/Web+Extra:+10+News+camera+captures+car+drive+into+rockslide/44024439001/39627146001/71783729001


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posted March 19, 2010 07:47 AM        
Link not working, hope they clean it up, I was hoping to visit a couple times this year.
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posted March 19, 2010 08:52 AM        
Looks like they are working hard at the clean up proses there.
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posted March 19, 2010 09:08 AM        
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Looks like they are working hard at the clean up proses there.


They have not started cleanup efforts yet, they're only making the site safe
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posted March 19, 2010 12:54 PM        
you know how i know the owner of that bike is gay?
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posted March 19, 2010 01:04 PM        
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you know how i know the owner of that bike is gay?


you gotta tell us
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posted March 19, 2010 01:41 PM        
Let me chime in It's ball masseger on the seat, look close in the back ground who elese would hang out with with a bunch of highway guy's 6 if ya look close , not doing a fucking thing , or is it a god damn coffee break , look's weird at best!!
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posted March 19, 2010 01:43 PM        
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Looks like they are working hard at the clean up proses there.


They have not started cleanup efforts yet, they're only making the site safe


Putting a couple of barricades at each end that's probably a couple week's worth of work right there for them.
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posted March 19, 2010 01:47 PM        
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Let me chime in It's ball masseger on the seat, look close in the back ground who elese would hang out with with a bunch of highway guy's 6 if ya look close , not doing a fucking thing , or is it a god damn coffee break , look's weird at best!!


Ya work hour probably doesn't start till after noon for them.
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posted March 19, 2010 03:34 PM        
I am glad I got to ride the Dragon and the Tail Of The Dragon back in 05, it was nice riding and we had a good time.
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posted March 19, 2010 11:53 PM        
quote:
quote:
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Looks like they are working hard at the clean up proses there.


They have not started cleanup efforts yet, they're only making the site safe


Putting a couple of barricades at each end that's probably a couple week's worth of work right there for them.


yup, gubment employees hard at work. look how many it took too
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posted March 20, 2010 01:40 AM        
yet in the navy they use "minimum manning" and expect each person to do the work of 4-5 people working 12-15 hour days. Then wonder why we all hate our jobs and retention is decreasing even in the failing economy. One of the officers told me the other day that I was stupid if I didn't re-enlist again in 4 years when I told him that I planned on getting out. I told him that I would rather be poor and happy than slightly less poor and miserable.
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posted March 20, 2010 02:53 AM        
Its the unions fault
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posted March 30, 2010 05:24 AM        
March 29, 2010: The rock slide on US 129 is located between the Dragon and Happy Valley Road/Foothills Parkway. US 129 has been closed at the TN/NC State Line by Tennessee making the Dragon itself inaccessable. TDOT has posted a date of July 31 for reopening, but a bonus will be awarded the clean-up if completed by July 1. We will post the latest information here so keep in touch. The only alternatives are the Cherohala Skyway and US 441 through the Great Smoky Mountains. There are many great roads in North Carolina. Use this opportunity to run the Moonshiner28. Watch for weather updates on the Cherohala.

TN 73 Little River Road has reopened. Cades Cove Loop is closed until May 21 for repaving.


http://www.tailofthedragon.com/index.html
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posted March 30, 2010 05:54 AM        
silver, great info, thanks. I'll be up in the area late April

Cherohala Skyway <----I love the long high speed sweepers
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