TOP PHOTO: Darren Foust (left) and Brian Leach with La Follette Public Works set out orange cones directing traffic to the left lane.
LAFOLLETTE, TN (WLAF) – Eastbound traffic near the post office in La Follette is down to one lane, the left, because there is a sink hole that has developed.
“Watch your step. It’s deep (the sink hole). It’s all the way over to the white stripe,” said La Follette Patrolman Darryl Chapman. Chapman was on the scene directing traffic around the sink hole while a crew with the La Follette Street Department parked its arrow truck and set out cones to alert travelers that there’s a problem.
Casey Boshears, Director of La Follette Public Works, noticed the sink hole at 10:35am Sunday morning, and he and his crew of Darian Foust and Brian Leach went right to work.
Ronnie Lee, with TDOT, was called out of church to respond to the scene. One person described the area as being “washed out.”
“Engineers with TDOT will be here today to assess the situation. It may be Monday before they start construction,” said Boshears. (WLAF NEWS PUBLISHED – 08/01/2021-NOON)