Mead’s Quarry Lake and a Trail are Closed Following Landslide which Injures One Person

Mead’s Quarry Lake and a Trail are Closed Following Landslide which Injures One Person

Mead’s Quarry Lake and Tharp Trace Trail are closed due to a significant landslide on the back wall of the Quarry Lake.

The Knoxville Fire Department says one person was injured Saturday afternoon after boulders fell into Mead’s Quarry at Ijams Nature Center. Their condition has not been released.

KFD says three boulders slid into the water and created large waves.

Ijams officials say the area needs to be assessed to determine stability and safety before reopening the lake and trail.

All other trails remain open for biking and hiking.

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