ROCKWOOD, Tenn. (WATE) – There’s another road closure for residents of Roane County, recent flooding has washed out Airport Road. It’s been closed 12 days and is not expected to reopen for weeks or possibly months. Roane County’s road superintendent took us to the sites of two washouts. It’s the second time in the last 12 months that a major roadway in Roane County has been closed. Back in February of 2019, it was Riggs Chapel Road in Harriman that was closed to traffic for more than ten months. Now it’s a badly damaged road on Rockwood Mountain. It’s another headache for Roane County residents. Part of Airport Road which hugs Rockwood Mountain has been shut down since February 6. A 100-foot section of the south side lane of Airport road collapsed due to heavy rain and run-off from the ridge above the road. The depth of collapsed roadway varies from 12-36 inches. “Five million dollars is the estimate, what they figure it would cost to fix this. They said they couldn’t say whether […]