UPDATE: Rockslide cleared, Highway 117 re-opened in Jackson County

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UPDATE: Tri-Community Fire confirmed the road was reopened just before 8 a.m.

JACKSON COUNTY, Ala. – The Jackson County Sheriff’s Office says a rock slide near the Flat Rock community closed Highway 117 Monday morning.

Chief Deputy Rocky Harnen said the rockslide was at the top of the mountain near Flat Rock. He said state crews were notified and were working to assess the situation.

Harnen said the rocks that hit the road Monday morning are somewhat small, not as large as a car. But he said crews on the scene continued hearing rocks crackling, so they weren’t sure how stable the area was.

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