A sinkhole has opened on U.S. Highway 11E, which has closed down one lane of the four-lane road, Tennessee Department of Transportation officials said.

The sinkhole is on the southbound end of the road in front of Farris Motor Company, officials said.

Mark Nagi, TDOT spokesman, said engineers and operations staff are on site monitoring the situation. There was no information on when the closed lane would reopen at this time.