Rockslide closes U.S. Highway 64 in Polk County

photo Before Wednesday night's rockslide on Highway 64, debris could be seen poking through fencing from a smaller slide on Monday.

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Motorists who travel U.S. 64 face an 81-mile detour today after state transportation officials closed the road because of a large rockslide.

The rockslide, which occurred about 9 p.m. Wednesday night, was in the same place of a January 2010 slide.

After the 2010 slide, Tennessee Department of Transportation crews installed a rockfall fence, Jennifer Flynn, spokeswoman for the Tennessee Department of Transportation, said in a news release.

"Fortunately