Thu., February 18, 2010 11:01am (EST)

Video: Tenn. Rock Slide Means Help For Ga. Counties
By Associated Press
Updated: 4 years ago

NASHVILLE, Tn.  —  
Rocks, earth and trees collapsed onto U.S. Highway 64 in the Ocee River gorge in Tennessee November 6 after heavy rains.
Rocks, earth and trees collapsed onto U.S. Highway 64 in the Ocee River gorge in Tennessee November 6 after heavy rains.
Two north Georgia counties are in-line for federal disaster loans in the wake of a rock slide that closed a highway last November.

Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen says Georgia’s Fannin and Murray counties, plus four counties in his state and one in North Carolina are eligible for the financial help.

Rocks, earth and trees collapsed onto U.S. Highway 64 in the Ocoee River gorge in Tennessee November 6 after heavy rains.

The assistance would be in the form of low-interest loans for small businesses, agriculture cooperatives and some non-profit groups affected by the incident.

See a video of the rock slide here.