State Route 68 Wassom Memorial Highway between Grandview and Spring City has been affected from flooding. Rhea County Sheriff’s Department was notified yesterday that several cracks formed in the roadway after the recent heavy rains early Sunday morning.

The Sheriff’s Department checked the roadway and immediately made notification to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. TDOT employees arrived shortly after and began assessing the roadway condition.

This evening TDOT crews have reduced the roadway down to one lane in the area.

The affected area is between Bill Cox Lane and Garland Lane on State Route 68 Wassom Memorial Highway.

Temporary traffic lights have been placed in the area and message boards warning motorists to be prepared to stop have been placed at the top of Grandview Mountain and Near Industrial Park Blvd.

Traffic in the area will be reduced to one lane of travel and controlled by traffic signals until further notice. The speed limit in the area has been reduced to 20 miles per hour.

Motorists are urged to use caution and be prepared to stop.