published Saturday, January 28th, 2012, updated Jan. 28th, 2012 at 4:35 p.m.

Signal Mountain's W Road likely closed until midweek

A rock slide on the W Road has blocked both lanes of the road with several large boulders.
A rock slide on the W Road has blocked both lanes of the road with several large boulders.
Photo by Jake Daniels /Chattanooga Times Free Press.

The W Road on Signal Mountain will likely be closed until midweek because of a rock slide, officials said.

Hamilton County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Janice Atkinson said today that a 21-foot boulder slide off the mountainside and crashed down on the road. The site is about a quarter mile up the road from the lower traffic-control gate.

This afternoon, county highway department chief Harold Austin said it may take several days to clear the rock and reopen the road.

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