Watts Bar Evacuation Routes

Controlled evacuation routes are established for the purpose of helping the traffic flow.

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These routes will be patrolled by law enforcement officers and traffic-assist teams. In addition, if you are not familiar with the area or your shelter assignment, shelter information points will be set up on each route to assist in getting you to your assigned shelter. The controlled evacuation routes are indicated by arrows on the map below and are as follows:

US Highway 27
North from the intersection of State Route (SR) 68 into Roane County and south from the intersection into Hamilton County.

State Route (SR) 68
West from the Tennessee River to US 27; north from Spring City into Cumberland County and east from the river to I-75.

SR 58
North from the intersection of SR 68 into Roane County; south from the intersection of SR 68 to SR 30, then east on SR 30; north from Cottonport Ridge Road/Roberts Road to SR 30, then east on SR 30.

SR 30
West from the Tennessee River to US 27; east from the Tennessee River into Athens.

SR 305
South from the intersection with SR 68 to SR 30 in Athens.

McMinn County evacuation routes

C-3, C-6, C-11
To: McMinn Central High School (McMinn County)
Take the most direct route from your location, following evacuation signs on secondary roads, to SR 68, SR 30, or SR 305; go east on SR 68 to I-75; south on I-75 to SR 30; south on SR 305 to SR 30; east on SR 30, through Athens to Etowah; turn left at the intersection of US 411 and SR 30; go two miles to the school on the right.

Meigs County evacuation routes

B-1, B-2, B-3, B-4, B-5
To: Roane State Community College (Roane County)
Take the most direct route from your location, following evacuation signs on secondary roads, to SR 58; go north on SR 58 into Kingston; turn left at the intersection of US 70 and SR 58 and go seven miles to the college, which is on the right at 276 Patton Lane.

C-1, C-2
To: McMinn Central High School (McMinn County)
Take the most direct route from your location, following evacuation signs on secondary roads, to SR 68; go east on SR 68 to SR 305 or I-75; go south on SR 305 or I-75 to SR 30; go east on SR 30, through Athens to Etowah; turn left at the intersection of US 411 and SR 30 and go two miles to the school on the right.

C-4, C-5, C-7, C-8, C-9, C-10
To: McMinn Central High School (McMinn County)
Take the most direct route from your location, following evacuation signs on secondary roads, to SR 30; go east on SR 30 through Athens into Etowah; turn left at the intersection of US 411 and SR 30; go two miles to the school on the right.

Rhea County evacuation routes

A-1, A-2, A-3, A-5, A-6
To: Roane State Community College (Roane County)
Take the most direct route from your location, following evacuation signs on secondary roads, to US 27; go north on US 27 through Rockwood to Harriman. Turn right to the college, which is located at 276 Patton Lane.

A-4, A-7
To: Cumberland County High School (Cumberland County)
Take the most direct route from your location, following evacuation route signs on secondary roads, to SR 68; go north on SR 68 into Cumberland County, through Homestead on SR 68/US 127 into Crossville; turn left at the intersection of SR 68/US 127 and SR 392 (Miller Avenue), go about 1.5 miles to the second traffic light (intersection of SR 392 and Stanley Street); turn left on Stanley Street to the school on the right.

D-1, D-2, D-3, D-4, D-5, D-6, D-7, D-8, D-9
To: Soddy-Daisy High School (Hamilton County)
Take the most direct route from your location, following evacuation signs on secondary roads, to US 27; go south on US 27 into Soddy-Daisy; turn left at the intersection of Sequoyah Access Road and US 27 and go about 1/2 mile to the school at 618 Sequoyah Access Road.