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Dug Gap Battle Road in Whitfield County partially closed following mud slide

According to the Dalton Daily Citizen one lane of Dug Gap Battle Road is closed due to a mud slide sending rocks, dirt and debris across near the area of Coley Cliffs has closed the road to through-traffic with the road expected to be reopened by Friday night. Work to clear the road and shore up the steep ridge at the road will be done throughout Thursday and into Friday, according Whitfield County Public Works Director. The road remains open to local traffic in the area, but through-traffic from Dalton to southwest Whitfield County over Dug Gap Mountain has been closed. According to Whitfield County 911 center they received a call about the mud slide at 5:49 a.m. Wednesday morning.